The House of Representatives is currently debating the budget proposal in its Appropriations Committee, and the Senate is set to do the same today. Republican leaders have said they hope to bring the spending package to the floor for debate and a vote by Thursday.
On Tuesday afternoon, the legislature’s nonpartisan budget analysts released their summary of the spending plan, as well as the policy proposals that go along with implementing the budget.
Arizona Mirror staff has highlighted some of the most notable features of the budget, which includes $11.8 billion in spending, the largest in state history.
Here are some of the critical elements of the budget, annotated. To read the whole budget summary, click here.
KidsCare health insurance
Income tax changes
Vehicle registration fee
Rainy Day Fund
Colorado City clinic