Ariz. Democrats call for new spending on schools, welfare

chart_educational_spendingBy Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona Legislative Democrats want to use the state’s surplus funds to reinvest in education, child safety, economic development, public safety and natural resources.

Prop. 123, Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to settle a long-running K-12 funding lawsuit, is just the start of the conversation on funding schools, Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix, said.

Democrats called for spending an additional $219 million on K-12 and higher education, including a teacher mentoring program and restoring funds to joint technical education districts.

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