Could rift over Arizona budget lead to shutdown of state services?

More closure signs could go up if state budget crisis isn't resolved (Photo: Tom Brossart, Payson Roundup)

[Source: Casey Newton and Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic] — Driver’s licenses will be unavailable.  Road construction will grind to a halt.  Child abuse will not be investigated… [All 28 state parks would likely close indefinitely.] Those are some of the scenarios state agencies are preparing for should state leaders fail to agree on a budget by July 1.

The nearly total shutdown of state government, a possibility raised last week by Gov. Jan Brewer, has grown more likely this week as Republican leaders in the Legislature refuse to send Brewer the budget package they approved June 4…. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]