Arizona

Mar 24, 2014 2:17 PM by Associated Press

Arizona House to debate $9.2 billion budget Monday

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House of Representatives is scheduled to debate and vote on a $9.2 billion spending plan for the coming budget year.

The House Appropriations Committee has hearings set for Monday morning. The full House is scheduled to debate and vote on the budget package in the afternoon.

The rapid-fire action comes after the Senate passed the budget late Thursday just four days after the nine-bill package was introduced. Senate President Andy Biggs says he's confident it will win support from Gov. Jan Brewer.

But Brewer's chief of staff said late last week she still has issues preventing her from fully embracing the budget plan.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. John Kavanagh says he's encouraged by the Senate passage and governor's support for most of the package.

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