DALLAS — A potential solution announced by Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday afternoon to Arizona’s projected $3.4 billion budget shortfall for fiscal 2010 collapsed a few hours later over a proposed three-year increase in the state sales tax.

Senate President Bob Burns, R-Peoria, postponed a planned Wednesday night vote on the budget plan and adjourned the Senate when it became apparent the plan did not have enough votes to pass. Brewer, Burns, and other state leaders were in talks yesterday to resolve the impasse.

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