Gov. Ducey makes education budget announcement

Arizona's education budget is front and center, as Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a ballot initiative that would increase school funding by using money raised through the state public land trust.

The announcement came on the heels of a bruising Census report that shows Arizona ranks 48th in student spending, and last on student instruction spending.

According to the Governor's Office, this proposal would increase school spending by 1.8 billion dollars over the next five years.

That works out to be around 350 million dollars a year, or 300 dollars per student.

But before that happens, the voters have to approve the proposal which means schools will not see the money until at least 2017.
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