Friday, June 27, 2008

Winners and Losers

Well, Politicker's weekly winners and losers list is out. No surprise here is that Governor Napolitano is at the top of the list for getting her budget passed complete with all of the bells and whistles that she wanted. The Arizona Republic has done an interesting write up of the new funding sources that have been tapped to make this budget work.

Here are a few highlights:

-Boosting lottery sales to fund more buildings for the Universities
-$40 to $50 million more in costs shifted to the taxpayers of Maricopa County
-$120 million from the speed cams

Some of these spending fixes will have long term implications on the state. Perhaps Politicker should consider "Arizona Citizens" for the loser column next time.

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