Republican Legislators submit budgets
- Governor Hobbs released her budget in January with Democratic priorities
- The budget from the Republican legislators focuses on priorities that are different than those introduced by the Governor
- The House and Senate Republicans are introducing identical legislation in both houses
- The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the budget legislation on Tuesday, next stop is the House Appropriations Committee
The Budget Battles Begin
House Republicans Introduce Responsible Budget to Fully Fund Priorities of the State of Arizona
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – State Representative David Livingston, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today introduced state budget legislation that fully and responsibly funds the state’s obligations.
Statement from Chairman Livingston:
“Governor Hobbs began her term by issuing an irresponsible budget plan that would fund a wish list of left-wing programs and partisan priorities that is completely out-of-step with Arizona families. In this time of political division and economic uncertainty, that won’t work for Arizona, and it won’t pass at the Legislature.
“This is a budget that recognizes the political and economic realities in our state right now. It’s a responsible plan based on the budget funding approved last session with bipartisan support. It fully funds our state’s obligations and ensures that essential functions of state government will continue without interruption.”
The House Appropriations Committee will consider the budget legislation Wednesday afternoon. Identical legislation, introduced in the State Senate on Monday, was approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
David Livingston is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 28 in Peoria. He also serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Follow him on Twitter at @Livingston4AZ.