AZ approves budget; some services slow to restart

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Arizona Legislature approved a state budget for the 2009 fiscal year, although the availability of services such as Highway Patrol and diesel tax information for truck drivers is uncertain.

The state legislature worked into the wee morning hours Wednesday to approve the state’s budget, which includes funds to run the state beginning July 1.

Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer restated her case for filing a lawsuit against the Arizona House Speaker and Senate President to force the legislature to send her a state budget bill.

Truckers needing services through the International Fuel Tax Association or International Registration Plan services couldn’t get help from Arizona on Monday or Tuesday.

The Arizona Trucking Association said on its Web site that it didn’t know whether the state was restoring IRP transactions immediately or not.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer
charlie_morasch@landlinemag.com

 

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