Friday, June 27, 2008

We Have a Budget!

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:05 PM

The Arizona Legislature may wrap up work today after finally passing a budget last night. We'll be digging into it for details soon, but here are some reports from the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star.

As we predicted in this week's Skinny, the budget that finally passed did not have much in the way of Republican support. Guess being the majority doesn't always mean you get your way.

Can we just say that it seems completely nuts that lawmakers dicked around for months to produce a budget that they could have come up with back in April? What kind of leadership are we seeing up there? And let us add that it also seems nuts to give the rank-and-file lawmakers a matter of hours to review what they're voting on.

Looks like one key element is the use of more photo-radar on the state's highways. Sen. Ron Gould offered an amendment to name the system "JanetCam," but that didn't go anywhere.

Once lawmakers decide what to allow us to tax to keep spring training baseball alive in Pima County, Sine Die will not be far behind. From what we're hearing, the Senate will not have the votes to put a constitutional ban on gay marriage on the November ballot.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

  • Slam-Dunk Sisterhood

    Contributor Tom Danehy makes the case that this is the best women’s basketball team the university has ever seen in this week’s cover story. Plus, we have plenty of music, food, arts and news stories for you this week.
    • Feb 20, 2020
  • State of the Arts

    The Spring Arts guide is here to inform you of what's going on in Tucson's vibrant arts scene. Plus, we look at the city's new transportation plan, who's dropping out of Pima County races and plenty of food, music and movie news.
    • Feb 13, 2020
  • The Skinny

    Ballot Blanks
    • Feb 13, 2020
  • More »
Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
DO(OM) Yoga

DO(OM) Yoga @ Floor Polish

Sundays, 8-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Shen Yun World Tour with Live Orchestra

Be Inspired. Be Amazed. Experience the Divine Culture's return. Great family event and the perfect gift! “Simply… More

@ Tucson Music Hall Sat., Feb. 22, 2-4:15 & 7:30-9:45 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 1-3:15 p.m. 260 S Church Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Claytoon of the Day: Fat Broads and Horse-Faced Lesbians (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Skeletal remains found in Picture Rocks identified as Sarah Galloway (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Things to Do, This Weekend, Feb. 21-23 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Where to Rock, This Weekend, Feb. 21-23 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: So. Much. Comedy! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2020 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation