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Arizona Edition: Dunn on what is in the AZ budget for Yuma and fast passage

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YUMA - Republican Tim Dunn was appointed the state house to fill the seat of former Yuma legislator, Don Shooter.

Shooter was expelled over sexual misconduct allegations in 2018.

Dunn, a local grower and small business owner, then won election to his seat later that year and again in 2020 and 2022.

Rep. Dunn serves on the House Appropriations Committee and its Fiscal Responsibility Subcommittee, so he had a front row seat to budget talks this session.

Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs is expected to sign the $17.8 billion dollar package of bills she negotiated with Republican leadership.

Dunn says Republicans are mostly happy with the package, and some Democrats are not.

He spoke to KAWC’s Chris McDaniel Thursday and we asked him about what’s in the budget for Yuma and if we were right to think that in previous sessions, under Republican governors, budget passage took a bit longer than the three days it took this one to get from introduction to passage.

FY 2024 House and Senate Budget Bills

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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