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Tobin on Budget Cuts

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By Daniel Kraker

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Flagstaff, AZ – This past weekend the state legislature hammered out a budget balancing bill that plugged a 1.6 billion dollar funding gap. To do so the Republican majority cut more than one hundred million dollars from both universities and K through 12 education. Now the legislature has begun work on next year's budget, which already has an estimated 3 billion dollar shortfall.

Republican representative Andy Tobin of Paulden spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker about the difficulties of cutting the budget.