The Senate Appropriations Committee begins work Tuesday on the fiscal 2013 budget, but no public need bother to speak up.
So says committee Chairman Don Shooter, R-Yuma, who is predicting a lickety-split hearing for the hearing that begins at 2 p.m.
Shooter said he will take testimony from representatives of the two agencies that are the subject of the hearing -- the departments of Economic Security and Health Services -- but that's it.
Public comment? "I heard it last year," Shooter said.Regular readers of the Arizona Eagletarian may remember the brash senator from Yuma giving public testimony [found in the transcript on pages 27 -- 29] at the second round public hearing conducted by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on October 29, 2011.