PHOENIX — The Arizona House has approved a $1.9 billion income tax cut package that mainly benefits the wealthy as majority Republicans began pushing through a state budget plan opposed by Democrats.
Thursday's action joined the Senate in approving the tax cuts and another proposal shielding high-earning taxpayers from the effects of a new 3.5% tax surcharge voters approved in November to boost education funding.
They had approved four of the 11 bills that make up the $12.8 billion budget plan by late afternoon on 31-29 party-line votes. Republicans limited debate on the budget.
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