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Auditor: Education money doesn’t go into a black hole

When Ducey’s “Classrooms First Initiative” 11-member council starts “scrubbing” the funding formulas to find new ways to get more money into the classrooms, the first thing it will find is that Arizona’s percentage of total spending on building and campus operations, food service, counselors, nurses, librarians and other support services is way above the national average.

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School advocates: It could work

Rebecca Gau, executive director of the education advocacy group Stand for Children, said she believes Ducey’s proposal to open up unused school facilities could benefit both district and charter schools, though she said a lot will depend on the details.

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Not all gov’t. expansion is created equal

In his first state of the state address, Ducey announced plans big and small to make Arizona the best place in America to work and to do business. The details of how he will achieve that goal will likely be included in his budget, which he will unveil this Friday.

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A civil liberties agenda for our new governor

With outgoing Gov. Jan Brewer at his side, Republican Doug Ducey gives his victory speech Nov. 4 to Republican party faithful.  (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

On election night, just after being named the winner of Arizona’s hotly contested race for governor, Doug Ducey promised to “make Arizona a place of opportunity for all.” He reiterated that promise during his Jan. 5 inaugural address, saying every Arizonan must be “given a fair chance and even a second chance, no one forgotten, no one written off.”

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