On The Ledge: What Exactly Is In Ducey's Arizona Education Plan?
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced that he and his fellow lawmakers have reached a deal on raising teacher pay to requested levels. But a phrase we’ve heard a lot recently comes to mind: the devil is in the details.
So will an actual agreement be passed and signed? Does that mean a full budget is just around the corner?
Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show for an update.
#20x2020— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 27, 2018
It’s official: We have a deal!
✅ 20% pay increase for teachers by 2020
✅ Permanent, ongoing, protected in the base formula
✅ $100,000,000 in additional dollars for support staff, increasing to $371,000,000 over 5 years
✅ No tax increase