Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey doubles down on education in annual address

| January 11, 2017

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez • The Republic /

Gov. Doug Ducey sounded an optimistic call to expand opportunity to all in his State of the State address Monday, asking the Arizona Legislature to join him in giving public-school teachers a raise, expanding all-day kindergarten in low-income areas, and adopting other policies he said will help poor Arizonans.

The Republican governor, who is halfway through his first term, did not identify funding sources for his many proposals but reiterated his vow to not raise taxes. Additional state money could be found through government reforms, he said. He is scheduled to release his budget on Friday.

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