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Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, details Wednesday why she thinks the budget plan being pushed by House Republican leadership provides insufficient funds to deal with child-welfare needs. She is joined by Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, and Rep. Doug Coleman, R-Apache Junction.  (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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Budget up in the air after House Republicans break ranks

Saying the plan shorts child safety and education, six dissident House Republicans said Wednesday talks have broken down with their own party leaders, leaving a proposed $9.2 billion state budget in limbo.