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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

O Arizona: Myopic State Goverment Hamstrung Over Budget

With only hours left to avert a possible state shutdown, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer visited the state House Tuesday, seeking support from Democratic lawmakers for a sales tax increase to help close the state's multibillion dollar budget shortfall.

Two Democratic representatives later said that they told the governor they couldn't oblige without getting something in return. The lawmakers said they met with Brewer and state House Speaker Kirk Adams.

Democratic state Rep. Jack Brown of St. Johns said he asked Brewer to halve the one-cent sales tax increase and to dump other tax measures opposed by Democrats, but "she wouldn't bend."

link: Brewer To Dems: Back Sales Tax - Money News Story - KPHO Phoenix


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