Governor Jan Brewer released her budget proposal today for fiscal year 2010 -- as expected, she formalizes her opinion that a tax increase is needed.
"Unfortunately, after considering every option, and after performing a painstaking assessment of our real economic situation, a temporary tax increase is necessary to bridge the gap between fiscal crisis and recovery," Brewer says in a prepared statement.
Brewer may be right -- but the bigger question for her own future is how much opposition from conservatives she'll face when she runs to hold on to her seat in 2010.
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