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Arizona Legislature returns Monday to enact state budget


Added 05-27-19 01:03:01am EST - “The Arizona Legislature returns to work on Memorial Day with a tentative deal in place to break a budget impasse and hopes of adjourning for the year by the end of the day.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Arizona Legislature returns Monday to enact state budget”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature returns to work on Memorial Day with a tentative deal in place to break a budget impasse and hopes of adjourning for the year by the end of the day.

The agreement confirmed Sunday is likely to break a logjam that has kept lawmakers at work more than a month longer than planned.

The budget negotiated between majority Republican lawmakers and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey was hung up by some members wanting more cash for their priorities and a non-budget issue - a proposal giving childhood sexual assault victims more time to sue their alleged assailants.

If that measure passes and the budget passed by the House early Saturday is tweaked, the Senate could send an approved budget to Gov. Doug Ducey and finish its 2019 session.

The deal extends the statute of limitations for suing from age 20 to 30 and allows victims now barred from the courthouse to sue until December 2020. It is supported by Republican Sen. Paul Boyer, who with GOP Sen. Heather Carter refused to back a budget deal without it.

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