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Arizona Gov Ducey Signs 118b State Budget

Fri, May 31, 2019

Budget

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed an $11.8 billion spending plan for the coming budget year.The Republican governor calls the budget approved Friday the best of the five he’s signed since taking office. He says it is a fiscally prudent plan that invests in education and public safety while preparing

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Governor’s Office plans budget briefing in Casa Grande Jan. 30

Sat, Jan 19, 2019

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PHOENIX — The Governor’s Office will hold briefings across Arizona, including Casa Grande, for members of the public to hear details about Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget and provide feedback.Ducey’s Executive Budget for fiscal year 2020 was released Friday.In the next two weeks briefings will take place in Tucson, Nogales,

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Trump’s budget draws praise from Gosar, pan from O'Halleran

Wed, May 24, 2017

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WASHINGTON – The White House said its proposed $4.09 trillion budget shows “respect for the people who pay the bills,” but Arizona Democrats said deep domestic cuts make it a “dangerous plan” that will hurt the most vulnerable Americans. The fiscal 2018 budget President Donald Trump unveiled Tuesday uses what the

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Tags: Arizona, Congressional District 1, Congressional District 4, Federal Budget

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Budget Major Challenge For New Arizona Legislature

Sun, Jan 4, 2015

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More than half the deficit comes from a court order to boost school funding by about 335 million this year and each subsequent year that the Legislature is still fighting. And a judge is considering whether to order back payments to make up for cuts ...

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New Arizona Governor Ducey No New Taxes To Solve Budget Gap

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

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The Arizona Legislature also owes schools back money after being sued over past budget cuts. The Republican Legislature has not shown much appetite for tax increases during past budget deficits which have come up during previous administrations.

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Arizona budget cuts carve into fire-suppression fund

Fri, Jun 10, 2011

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The Arizona Republic Budget cuts took nearly $250,000 out of the state's fire-suppression fund this year, and about $300,000 will be cut next year, state records show.Democrats were quick to criticize the reductions, suggesting they hamper the state's ability to respond to forest fires, such as the Wallow Fire raging now

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What the budget says about America

Tue, Feb 15, 2011

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The Washington PostBy Ezra Klein, Post Staff WriterAmerican politics is one long argument about what government should or shouldn't be doing, and how it should or shouldn't be doing it. It's rare that we step back, take in the larger picture and ask what it is doing. The release of

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Arizona budget woes called factor on crime changes

Sat, Nov 13, 2010

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Capitol TimesBy the Associated Press Arizona’s budget troubles could prompt lawmakers to seriously consider changing criminal sentencing laws to reduce or slow the costly growth of the state’s prison population, two legislators said Tuesday.Rep. Bill Konopnicki, R-Safford, said many of his colleagues’ fear of being labeled soft on crime has kept

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Election over, focus shifts back to Arizona's huge budget deficit

Thu, Nov 4, 2010

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Arizona RepublicBy Casey Newton As the dust settles from Tuesday's election, state leaders must now turn their attention to a familiar problem: what to do about the state budget.But there is little agreement on how to close the enormous deficit or what programs will suffer cuts, and lawmakers are likely to

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Rejection of Props. 301, 302 means big hole in budget

Wed, Nov 3, 2010

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Capitol TimesBy Jennifer Johnson, Cronkite News ServiceVoters rejected two ballot propositions Nov. 2 that would have transferred almost $450 million from two voter-approved funds to address the state budget deficit.Unofficial returns showed both propositions trailing by a wide margin.Legislative leaders called the defeat of Proposition 301 and Proposition 302 a

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