azcentral reports: Legislature approves a budget. See related stories here

| May 4, 2016

By Ronald J. Hansen • Yvonne Wingett Sanchez • The Republic / azcentral.com

In the wee hours Wednesday morning, the Arizona Legislature approved a $9.6 billion budget that restores some funding to K-12 education and provides a tax cut for business owners, while ignoring passionate pleas to revive a children’s health-care program for low-income families.

The spending plan that will head to Gov. Doug Ducey passed with Republican support while Democrats ripped its failure to revive the federally funded KidsCare, which they said would have covered 30,000 children at no cost to the state.

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