/ Modified may 24, 2019 2:42 p.m.

Lawmakers on the budget: State Rep. T.J. Shope

The Republican representative on his support for the proposed budget.

Arizona lawmakers began debate this week on a budget totaling more than $11 billion. On a day when negotiations were front and center, Arizona 360 traveled to the Capitol to hear from legislators on both sides about whether their priorities advanced for fell by the wayside.

Republican State Rep. T.J. Shope discussed what the proposed budget addresses, as well as his support for passing tax cuts aimed at conforming the state's tax code to new federal reforms.

"What we're doing here essentially is making sure that Arizonans don't experience a tax increase. Doing nothing at the state level and not conforming Arizona's tax code to the federal tax code would mean automatic tax increases for folks," Shope said.

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