aggregate expenditure limit

teacher pay, AEL, Cook, Shah, Marsh, Gutierrez
Mar 24, 2023

AEL faces uncertain future over legitimacy, longevity

The Legislature overrode the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) again this session, leading some to question its legitimacy and staying power. 

Ducey, free enterprise, unemployment benefits, Covid pandemic
Dec 15, 2022

Ducey, lawmakers disagree on special session support 

Gov. Doug Ducey said that even though he promised to call a special session, he’s not sure if he has support for it. Lawmakers say that’s not the case.  

AEL, Aggregate spending limit, Reginald Bolding, education, public education
Sep 15, 2022

Special session pushed to avoid over $1B in school funding cuts

Democrats and public school officials are again asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to avoid over $1 billion in K-12 funding cuts this school year, months after Republicans used the promise of a special session as a carrot to bring Democrats on board with this year’s historic bipartisan budget. 

teacher pay, AEL, Cook, Shah, Marsh, Gutierrez
Jul 7, 2022

Special session possible to avert education cuts

After a marathon 167-day session, lawmakers could be headed back to the Capitol to ensure schools don’t have to cut spending by more than $1 billion next year. 

treasurer, election, vote, Yee, Quezada, PBS, debate, money, Ted Simons, ESGs, Salman, Boycott, Hamadeh, Hernandez, Abraham, Meza
Jul 5, 2022

Lawmakers, Ducey should be proud of state budget 

Major budget accomplishments were achieved as real investments in dealing with critical water needs, transportation infrastructure, pension debt payoffs, Rainy Day Fund investments, state employee pay raises and even tax relief as regards to the State Equalization Tax Rate were passed.