Increased revenue has some lawmakers eyeing budget changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona legislators are taking note of increased state revenue since the budget for the upcoming fiscal year was approved in March, with some saying the additional cash should be used to scale back some of the cuts that they made in funding for education and other popular services.

In a change from low revenue projections faced by lawmakers as they worked on the budget for the next fiscal year, state revenue recently has been exceeding projections by more than $300 million.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that several majority Republicans said if there's a special session for redistricting or other topics, they want Gov. Doug Ducey's agenda for the session to include budget changes to reflect increased revenues.

However, some other lawmakers and Ducey says such talk is premature.

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