Arizona lawmakers began debate this week on a budget totaling more than $11 billion. On a day when negotiations were front and center, Arizona 360 traveled to the Capitol to hear from legislators on both sides about whether their priorities advanced for fell by the wayside.
Republican State Sen. Paul Boyer discussed why he's willing to vote "no" on the proposed budget unless he sees advancement of his bill, which is geared toward reforming the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sex abuse.
"We have in the state of Arizona the worst statute of limitations for victims of child sexual assault," Boyer said. "I just think there are some issues that transcend budget. … The effect of rape doesn’t go away after decades, and these kids, now adults, are still dealing with it. And I want to expose current predators."