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State Budget Deal Tied To Vote On University Bonding Issue Azcentralcom

Mon, May 1, 2017

AZ Legislature 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 governor proposed. Many of Ducey's other K-12 education ideas are also included in the budget — including a $38 million-a-year, results-based pay proposal and an early-literacy program.

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Governor Doug Ducey

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