Gov. Katie Hobbs proposed a $16.2 billion spending plan is built on cuts to vouchers that are unlikely to survive the Republican-controlled Legislature.”

“Legislative budget analysts released their own new figures at midday Friday that showed the deficit could be almost twice as large. Hobbs’ staffers said their revenue estimates are based on a middle-of-the-road consensus they believed were accurate.”

A red light warning comes when you read these descriptions of the governor’s projects: New Office, Regulating, Provide Assistance, Relief, Replace COVID Relief, and More Public Schools.

As Fagin says, “You’ve got to pick a pocket or two…”

As the story continues, will Hobbs, er… I mean, “Oliver” be reunited with his kind-hearted folk? And will all the characters find redemption and hope? Stay tuned.

Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, center, smiles as she pauses while delivering the State of the State address at the state Capitol as Speaker of the House Ben Toma, left, R-Glendale, and President of the Senate Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, listen on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By MainGOP