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Saturday, June 27, 2009

O Arizona: The Budget--Get Up to Speed

After weeks of bitter debate, Governor Jan Brewer and Ariz. Sen. President Leader Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams agreed to a deal on the budget early Friday morning.

They agreed to about $600 million in spending cuts to the state's 2010 budget.

The agreement also puts a controversial proposal to increase the state's sales tax by one cent on the dollar on the November ballot. It would change the state's income tax to a 3 percent flat tax on every Arizona resident, regardless of income.

With the June 30 budget deadline looming, lawmakers tried to get up to speed on the proposal.

link: Arizona Leaders Closer To Budget Deal - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix


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