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Democrats to propose own school funding plan

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Democrats in the Arizona Legislature are set to roll out a school funding plan to compete with proposals from Republicans in the Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey.

Tuesday morning’s planned announcement from the minority party comes as GOP leaders in the Legislature work on proposals that could be taken up in a possible special legislative session in October.

Senate President Andy Biggs held a series of meetings with members of his Republican caucus Monday to update them on ongoing discussions to boost funding for K-12 schools. House Republican leaders are holding closed-door meetings with their members Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ducey wants to tap the state’s permanent land trust fund to add about $320 million a year to current spending. 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  1. An honorable goal for Democrats but even better is they can sustain the drive and perhaps find a joint interest in the manner funding is done without giving up their basic core principles on both sides of the isle. Dems and Rep working together – now that is government at its best – That’s the only way things should be done and has stronger bonds to the commitment to fund schools the right way. Our kids deserve the best of life and their education is a major part of their growth.. Thanks for taking the time and energy to work on this important topic today.

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