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For four straight months, Arizona has taken in higher-than-expected revenue. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some lawmakers want to reinstate a chunk of the nearly $100 million cut from higher education in the 2016 state budget.

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Arizona’s most recent budget cut nearly a $100 million from the state’s three public universities. Northern Arizona University alone will lose $17.3 million and officials there have responded with a tuition increase for incoming students and the restructuring of several programs. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius sat down with NAU President Rita Cheng this week to discuss how the university is dealing with the cuts and what the future of higher education in the state might look like.

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed off on a $9.1 billion dollar budget that includes deep reductions in state spending. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, higher education in the state will bear the brunt of the cuts.

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Last weekend, the Arizona state legislature passed a $9.1 billion budget, which includes significant cuts to some state services including higher education. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius recently spoke with Flagstaff Republican Representative Bob Thorpe, chairman of the Government and Higher Education Committee, about the cuts.

State Legislature Wraps Session with Unbalanced Budget

Apr 25, 2014
azcapitoltimes.com

State lawmakers approved an unbalanced budget in the just-completed session. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that did not stop them from cutting taxes, again.

State Budget Finalized, but with a Few Conditions

Apr 11, 2014
azcentral.com

Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval this afternoon to a new $9.2 billion spending plan — but not before using her constitutional power to excise it of some items she doesn’t like. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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The budget plan adopted Monday night contains less money than Gov. Jan Brewer wanted for child welfare. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, this won’t be the last word on the subject.

State Legislature Gives Final Approval of Budget

Apr 8, 2014
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State lawmakers gave final approval Monday night to a $9.23 billion budget — more than Senate Republicans originally wanted to spend, but less than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer and House members. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

State Lawmakers on the Verge of Budget Completion

Apr 7, 2014
azcapitoltimes.com

State lawmakers are putting the finishing touches this afternoon on a new budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

Resolution to State Budget Battle May Be in Sight

Apr 4, 2014
azcapitoltimes.com

A deal to finally resolve the fight over the budget may be hung up on who is supposed to make the next move. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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