by David Safier
After it looked like Brewer was planning to cave to R legislators last week and accept a hack-and-slash budget with no taxes, she issued a press release saying, yes, she still wants a temporary $1 billion per year tax increase. Today, she may have sealed the deal. The Accidental Guv, then the Oscillating Guv, may be the Stand Firm Guv — unless we hear something else tomorrow.
As part of a second round of reductions the fiscal 2009 budget, Brewer authorized the use of $250 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for K-12 schools. The governor, however, had planned to use stimulus money to balance budgets for the next two years, and Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman said that money likely will be gone by 2011.
A few of S. AZ reps are not planning to go along. Al, you first:
David Stevens, your turn:
I have a non-rhetorical, absolutely earnest question: How is this thing going to end?