Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers early this morning finally approved a revised budget to deal with the deficit.
Adoption came after the Republican-controlled Legislature beat back efforts by Democrats to reverse proposed cuts for several programs, especially funds for public schools, community colleges and universities. One amendment by Rep. David Schapira specifically sought to restore the $142 million in cuts to the university system.
Phoenix, AZ – The head of the House Appropriations Committee said Monday that universities shouldn't worry about having their budgets slashed by huge amounts. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that view may not be universal.
Phoenix, AZ – If Republican lawmakers think that finally having a member of their own party as governor means they're going to get everything they want, they could have a rude awakening. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona already has a law making it a crime to abort a partially delivered fetus, but it was never enforced after a federal judge declared it unconstitutional. Since then, Congress has approved -- and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld -- a federal ban. But Ron Johnson, who lobbies for the state's Catholic bishops, said that's not enough.