The Arizona Legislature is headed into a third day of work on a budget deal negotiated between Republican House and Senate leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey without a clear agreement with GOP members in the House.
The House scheduled appropriations committee hearings Thursday on the $9.58 billion budget package and House leaders have set debate on the bills for later in the day. But Speaker David Gowan is asking members if they're available through the weekend, signaling that an agreement is far from a sure thing.
A group of House Republicans are vowing not to vote for the budget unless problems they see with K-12 education funding are fixed.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the budget bills late Wednesday, setting the stage for a full Senate debate.