Even though such a thing wouldn't have cost Arizona a dime.
Now, however, certain legislators are now saying that they are willing to make the necessary change, one that won't cost Arizona anything.
However, they are demanding a quid pro quo - more massive tax cuts for corporations.
Even though such a thing would cost Arizona hundreds of millions of dollars.
Note: Governor Jan Brewer has called a special session of the lege to address the unemployment benefits matter. There is a business tax cut clause in her proclamation, but it's very specific, and I'm not sure yet how much it will cost us.
And in case anyone thinks this anti-Joe and Jane Average bias is something new, just harken back through the mists of time, all the way back through the eons to last August.
On Tuesday, August 3, a judge knocked an anti-union ballot measure from the legislature off of the ballot.
By Wednesday, August 4, the Republicans in the legislature were already putting together a "special session" at the behest of their
Guess who would benefit from the tax cuts that the Rs want as a condition for allowing Arizona's long-term unemployed to get a little relief?