DALLAS - After signing legislation to cover a $1.6 billion funding gap in the current budget, new Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer warned that even more difficult decisions remain as the state confronts a $3.4 billion deficit for fiscal year 2010.
Brewer, a Republican sworn in last month to replace Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, signed legislation Saturday that balances the current budget through spending cuts. Napolitano, who joined President Obama's administration as head of Homeland Security, had struggled with falling revenues in her last months in office.