Arizona: Childhood funding ballot measure part of budget-balancing plan

Tue, Mar 16 2010 — Source: KTAR

A proposed ballot measure to eliminate a cash-flush early childhood program approved by voters three years ago is the last major piece of a Republican budget-balancing plan awaiting action by the Legislature. The legislation would permanently repeal the First Things First program and transfer its funding from a tobacco tax increase into the general fund to use for unspecified “health and human services for children.”

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