Quantcast
Home / Home news / Ariz. judge won’t order expanded inflation funding

Ariz. judge won’t order expanded inflation funding

A judge is refusing to order Arizona legislators to expand the current state budget’s inflation adjustment for funding for K-12 public schools.

A ruling by Judge J. Kenneth Mangum of Maricopa County Superior Court denies a request by school districts and education groups and dismisses their lawsuit.

The plaintiffs’ suit argued that a voter-approved state law requires an inflation adjustment for the full basic per-student funding. The budget includes an inflation adjustment for only a small part of school funding.

Mangum says the voter-approved law doesn’t actually require legislators to make an appropriation. He says the law only requests an appropriation.

About $50 million is at stake.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

Private Prison

Arizona prisons up number of sanitary napkins for inmates

The Arizona Department of Corrections on Tuesday said it would immediately triple the number of free sanitary napkins it automatically provides each month to female inmates as it works to head off a Democratic proposal in the Legislature to provide unlimited free tampons, pads and other feminine hygiene products.