By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic
Gov. Doug Ducey has promised to stop taking $30 million in transportation money annually from Arizona cities and counties to balance the state’s budget.
Ducey’s comments on Wednesday drew boisterous applause from those attending his speech at an event sponsored by the County Supervisors Association of Arizona.
The promise is a win for local governments still smarting from revenue declines during the Great Recession. It came months ahead of the start of the Arizona Legislature’s session and the release of the governor’s budget plan for the next fiscal year.