PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he wants to restore some of the cuts to education that were put in place nearly a decade ago during the Great Recession.
The governor said during Monday's state of the state address that he wants to restore cuts to one section of the cash flowing to schools known as "formula funding." That money is based on the number of students and a variety of other factors.
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The Republican is under pressure from education advocates in a year he is seeking re-election to restore the cash. He didn't say how much money he'll ask for when his budget proposal is released later this week.
Restoring all the cuts likely couldn't happen in just one year given Ducey's vow not to raise taxes, but the goal is to accelerate investment in public K-12 schools. Some of the money will come from cash freed up by his agency directors during a review of spending he ordered last year.