AP: Ducey, GOP leaders strike deal on budget

The Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon that Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal for a spending plan in the upcoming year, which begins July 1.

When the legislature convenes Monday, Senate President Karen Fann and House Speaker Rusty Bowers will present the deal to majority GOP lawmakers. The development sets the stage for a possible budget vote by the end of the week.

The budget deal was reached without the input of legislative Democrats.

Details on the agreement are not yet available.

Jim Small
Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications, the Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report. Under his guidance, the Capitol Times won numerous state, regional and national awards for its accountability journalism and probing investigations into state government operations.


  1. Wonderful!! The Democrats do not even have any input into this. That is totally unfair. I am a Democrat and want my views put into that bill. The GOP cannot speak for me. Only the Democrats can.


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