PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing his plan to give educators a 20% raise by 2020, a day before an unprecedented statewide teacher walkout.
On Wednesday, Gov. Ducey told FOX 10 that he's committed to getting his plan passed. He also said he's hopeful lawmakers vote on it as soon as possible.
Teachers overwhelmingly voted for the statewide walkout starting Thursday after saying Ducey's plan doesn't add enough funding for other public education needs.
Some Republican legislative leaders have said they're concerned that Ducey's plan relies on rosy revenue projections that might not be viable.
Ducey says he has met with teachers and business leaders, but organizers of the so-called #RedforED movement said they personally haven't heard from the governor.
"We are talking directly with teachers and will continue, but now, we must talk to decision makers on the budget," said Gov. Ducey.
Gov Ducey said he is meeting with Republicans and Democrats, but the one thing he said he won't do is raise taxes.