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Arizona budget gets OK; fight due over CPS

Arizona budget gets OK; fight due over CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed a $9.2 billion spending plan Friday — but not before using her constitutional power to remove some items she doesn’t like.

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A peek at Arizona budget: Universities funded fully; district-run charters aren’t

House Speaker Andy Tobin said Thursday that he and Gov. Jan Brewer have reached a deal on a new state budget.

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Senate budget faces opposition from Brewer

PHOENIX — A $9.21 million spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could face a gubernatorial veto because it underfunds state universities, an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said.

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City manager proposes job cuts to help balance budget

City Manager Richard Miranda has proposed eliminating 92 positions and trimming $25 million from the budget as a starting point to rein in Tucson’s finances.

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Arizona lawmakers nearing budget deal

Arizona lawmakers nearing budget deal

PHOENIX — Senate Republican leaders have agreed to give Gov. Jan Brewer much of what she wants in a spending plan to avoid a gridlock on the new budget.

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Gov. Brewer won't seek re-election

Gov. Brewer won't seek re-election

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.

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Sunnyside cuts 7 school librarian positions

Sunnyside cuts 7 school librarian positions

The Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board voted Tuesday to eliminate seven full-time librarian positions next school year as a cost-saving measure.

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Legislative budget projections undercut Brewer's spending plans

PHOENIX — Fearing continued weakness in the economy, legislative budget analysts predicted Thursday the spending plan crafted by Gov. Jan Brewer will leave the state at least $600 million in the hole within three years.

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Brewer unveils $9.3B spending plan

Brewer unveils $9.3B spending plan

PHOENIX — Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a $9.3 billion spending plan.

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Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

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Brewer's likely last State of State to set goals

Brewer's likely last State of State to set goals

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer gives what is likely to be her final State of the State speech today, laying out her priorities for the coming year.

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State has money in the bank, but lawmakers still face funding conflicts

PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with more cash available than they need to cover the basic operation of state government.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ron Barber: Budget must not be balanced on backs of service members

I came to Congress with an open mind – determined to work with my colleagues, Republican and Democrat alike, to find common-sense solutions to the challenges facing our nation.

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2 Sunnyside schools could close in cost-cutting move

2 Sunnyside schools could close in cost-cutting move

Sunnyside wants to shut down two district schools as part of an effort to close a budget gap after the district's override failed.

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State budget far from out of the woods, officials say

PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.

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Defense contractors fine (so far) with cuts

WASHINGTON - Big defense contractors are weathering the federal budget sequester far more easily than they projected, in part because they have quietly eliminated jobs over the past few years in anticipation of spending cuts.

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Shopping for name brands on a budget

Shopping for name brands on a budget

When the kids are little, it’s easy to just go shopping and pick up whatever you think is cute.

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Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

Rachael Blackketter helps her son Joshua, 5, try on a coat at a Goodwill store while doing back-to-school shopping. Looking for their own bargains are her other children, from left, Jacob 7, Jonas 7, and America, 8. Blackketter says one of her strategies is to make a list of needs rather tha…

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Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

A "Star Wars" backpack has caught Jonas Blackketter's eye at a Goodwill store. Some moms say they wait to shop until after school starts so their kids can decide what they want based on styles other kids are wearing. They note that bargains can be found at both thrift and department stores.

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Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

Wow, school is starting for many Tucson kids in just over two weeks.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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