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After line-item vetoes, Brewer signs budget

Cuts Legislature's ombudsman over CPS flap

Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval to a new $9.2 billion spending plan Friday -- but not before using her constitutional power to excise some items she does not like.The governor said some proposals appear to have no clear purpose, like $500,000 to the Attorney General's Office for "Northern Arizona law enforcement" and $10,000 to the Land Department for a landing strip, also in Northern Arizona.


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