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Pinal lawmakers (Republicans all) pleased with 2018 State Budget

Fri, May 5, 2017

AZ Legislature

CASA GRANDE — The Arizona Legislature passed a $9.8 billion budget early Friday that Gov. Doug Ducey said emphasizes education. “It’s amazing that he (Ducey) was willing to give away the store just to get conservatives on board and he wasn’t even willing to have a word with Democrats about two

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Gov Doug Ducey Signs Bill Expanding Teacher Certifications abc15 Arizona

Wed, May 3, 2017

Education

PHOENIX. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that will change the rules and qualifications for who can become a teacher in the state, marking another enacted education measure strongly opposed by Democratic lawmakers.

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State Budget Deal Tied To Vote On University Bonding Issue Azcentralcom

Mon, May 1, 2017

AZ Legislature

AZCentral.com-Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican leaders in the Legislature have reached a tentative budget deal, seemingly breaking weeks of deadlock over the state spending plan. The proposed $9.6 billion deal would include 2 percent teacher raises Ducey called for in January, but phase them in over two years instead of the five years the

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Arizona Teachers Respond To Doug Ducey's Voucher Expansion 'we Got Played' Arizona Daily Star

Tue, Apr 11, 2017

AZ Legislature

Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back against top teachers who said the state’s chief executive essentially played them, the public education community and taxpayers by signing legislation to expand private school vouchers.

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Ducey Says He'll Consider Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Pinal County

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey says he'll have the state transportation department review the name of a highway memorializing the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis. Ducey said Friday that he'd like to see those stretches of highway renamed after Arizonans. Rep. Reginald Bolding earlier this week called for a highway marker on

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Governor to seek voter OK to give more trust funds to schools

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Education

PHOENIX –– Saying there's no need for a tax hike, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to dig deeper into a special trust fund to provide an infusion of cash for public schools.The proposal would ask voters to quadruple the amount of money schools are allowed to withdraw from the fund each

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Ducey against any tax hikes for ed

Sun, May 24, 2015

Education

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he will oppose any effort to hike taxes to boost education funding, even one where voters would make the decision.“I have said that we are not going to raise taxes,” the governor told Capitol Media Services. “And I have been consistent.”The absolutist stance

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Arizona port may get Latino governor's name

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

US Congress

Raul Castro, who became Arizona's only Latino governor in 1975 and a well-traveled U.S. diplomat after a hardscrabble childhood, may have a port on the U.S.-Mexican border named after him. Castro died earlier this month at 98.

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Gov’s budget concerns educators

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Education

Public schools could see loss of $113.5M Frank Davidson“For our district, that would be a cut of around $1 million.” — Frank DavidsonCGESD superintendent Educators are worried that Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget would cut funding for public schools by another $113.5 million.“For our district, that would be a cut of around

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UA President Discusses Gov. Ducey's Proposed Budget Cuts To Universities

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Education

In his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, Governor Doug Ducey is looking to cut $75 million from the state’s three public universities. The University of Arizona would lose $21 million of its funding if the Ducey budget becomes a reality. Some are concerned that state lawmakers will push for

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