DALLAS — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is considering an $8.3 billion budget that she negotiated with the Republican-controlled Legislature despite misgivings about some of the $1.1 billion in spending cuts.
The budget, approved last week, is a package of appropriations bills that Brewer can veto in part or in its entirety. Last year, she vetoed some of the spending cuts to education, leaving the budget unbalanced for the remainder of the year. Special sessions designed to close the shortfall proved futile.