Emergency Responders warned about 2010 budget raidby Golda Velez on Jul. 14, 2011, under Uncategorized
When the Arizona legislature passed its budget in 2010, it raided the Emergency Telecommunications Fund to the tune of $2.2M.
Alarm bells were sounded at the time: 911 officials fear budget cuts will endanger public safety
Now a 10 year old girl has died during a delayed response to a 911 call using the system that was upgraded without proper funding.
Who voted for that budget line item? It was not a separate bill with a tracked vote, just a line item in a budget proposal: http://www.azleg.gov/jlbc/enactedbudgetproposal040910.pdf