Arizona Governor declares Phoenix a “hell hole”
[Source: Fox 10 News] — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is caught on camera making a remark you wouldn’t expect. The state’s budget battle apparently prompted her to refer to the State Capitol as a “hell hole.” No doubt the state’s budget battle taken its toll on Gov. Brewer — enough to get her to say something surprising during a stop in Tucson.
She told a group of Republicans at the Tucson Country Club: “It’s a great relief to say the least to get out of that hellhole in Phoenix.”
Her office says she wasn’t referring to the city of Phoenix — instead, the state Capitol. Not because of the building, but because of the budget battle.
It’s been a trying few months for Brewer as she’s tried to solve the state’s huge budget deficit. Brewer has been pushing for a 1-percent sales tax increase, but lawmakers in her own party have fought back against it. The governor expects to call lawmakers back to work soon to try and resolve the remaining budget issues.