Four weeks into the 2016 school year, more than 2,000 teacher positions in Arizona were still unfilled. One way lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey want to address the problem: Make it easier to become a teacher.
Nearing the end of his first term, Ducey has granted only one pardon, to a man who stole a motorcycle in 1972. Other pardon recommendations sit dormant, leaving people awaiting a signature that could change their lives in fundamental ways.