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House, Senate leaders cut budget deal with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Republican leaders who control the majority in the Arizona Legislature say they’ve reached a deal with GOP Gov. Doug Ducey on a spending plan for the 2020 budget year.

Senate President Karen Fann said Sunday that four days of negotiations led to the deal that she and House Speaker Rusty Bowers will present to majority Republicans on Monday morning. Bowers also confirmed the agreement.

Both declined to provide details before briefing their members, who could ask for changes. Bowers and Fann said last week they hoped to cut a final deal over the weekend and introduce budget legislation Monday.

Minority Democrats weren’t involved in the negotiations.

The governor proposed an $11.4 billion spending plan in January that mainly devotes a $1 billion surplus to state reserves and education funding.

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