Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb’s latest column lays out a number of reason why the Legislature should be feeling good about the progress it has made in its negotiations with Governor Brewer over the State’s budget. It also makes it clear why the Democrats will not be supporting it. Given that three Republican Senators remain holdouts – Carolyn Allen, Pamela Gorman, and Ron Gould – and only two of them are even remotely interested in shrinking government, cutting taxes, and cutting spending, we have to believe that Robb’s real audience likely consists of two people, and two alone.
You can add Robb’s voice to the numerous other conservative voices calling for a Yes vote on the long overdue budget bill, including the Arizona Free Enterprise Fund, the Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, and the PAChyderm Coalition. We can also add the dozens of conservative lawmakers who have already voiced their support for the package.