PR: Balanced Budget Proposal is Honest, Responsible

CONTACT: Daniel Scarpinato

No gimmicks or borrowing in fundamental reform of state government

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (March 31, 2011) – Under a budget package unveiled Thursday by the Arizona House of Representatives, the state budget would have a structurally-balanced budget for the first time in five years.

And for the first time in a decade, that goal will be accomplished with real cuts and long-term spending reforms – not through gimmicks, debt or borrowing.

The proposal includes $1.3 billion in spending reductions, and provides long-term solutions to put the state on a path of financial stability.

“This is a budget to be proud of,” said House Speaker Kirk Adams. “We are dramatically reducing the size and scope of state government to align with revenues, while also introducing some exciting and substantive long-term spending reforms that will fundamentally change state government, making it more efficient and responsible.”



  1. Veritas Vincit says

    Amen Kirk, amen. This is a budget Arizona can be proud of and, when combined with the state’s innovative Jobs Growth legislation, should position our state well as the recovery begins. I’d like to thank all the hard working Members of the House AND the hard working staff for their heroic effort this past week. For the first time in many years, Arizona has a budget that is structurally sound and financially sustainable.

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