Gov. Ducey Outlines Priorities For Upcoming Year
Gov. Doug Ducey will give his annual State of the State address this afternoon, on the opening day of the 2017 legislative session.
The speech will give him a chance to outline his priorities for the upcoming year, in areas like tax policy, economic development and education.
I sat down with the governor late last week in his office on the 9th Floor of the Executive Tower and asked him about those and other areas; we started with education, and specifically education funding.
A panel he put together to work on changes to the state’s funding formulas came back late last year and said, yes, those formulas should be re-worked, but that lawmakers and the governor should be the ones to do it. So, I asked about some of his ideas for how that might look.
We also heard about education and transportation funding. Now, the rest of that conversation — starting with discussion of an event that happened toward the end of last year.