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8:32 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Senate President Refuses Possible Raising of Taxes

Phoenix, AZ – Senate President Bob Burns said today he's not interested in
giving voters the option of raising taxes, even temporarily, as
an alternative to cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in
state aid to education.

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4:24 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Scottsdale Firm Drops Appeal for Photo Radar

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Phoenix, AZ – American Traffic Solutions said it makes no sense to try to wrest
the contract from Redflex Traffic Systems, which began operating
the fixed and mobile cameras in late September.

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9:13 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Napolitano Aims to Borrow $1.3 Billion for Budget

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano wants to borrow an unprecedented $1.3 billion to balance this year's budget and the next, so she can avoid making sharp cuts in spending.

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4:32 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Budget Balancing Could Mean Deep Cuts to Education

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9:56 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Court of Appeals Could Limit Access to "Public Records"

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4:06 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Economists Say Spending Won't Start Soon

Phoenix, AZ – New projections show spending is going to continue to decline the rest of this year and into the next. In fact, it won't return to pre-2007 levels until at least 2013. Economist Elliott Pollack said that's because people feel poorer because they're in debt, have little savings, and their retirement accounts and home values have shrunk.

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4:19 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Napolitano Gives Final State Speech

Phoenix, AZ – The governor acknowledged the economic slump and the hit that it has made in state tax revenues, while also stating that the flip side of that is more Arizonans need help.

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2:04 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Tensions Run High at State Budget Meeting

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2:10 am
Tue January 6, 2009

State Treasurer Dean Martin Tries to Avoid State Bankruptcy

Phoenix, AZ – Martin said the problem is Arizona is spending about $28 million a day while bringing in less than $23 million in taxes.

"It definitely is a path towards bankruptcy if there's no changes in spending. You can't ignore your bills forever. The state's done that for about a year and a half as revenues have continued to drop. Spending has gone the other direction," Martin said.

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10:10 pm
Sun January 4, 2009

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