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| March 14, 2018

By Howard Fisher •  Capitol Media Services • Arizona Capitol Times 

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t promise to veto new tax cuts even as he says the state is putting as much money as it can into public education.

In fact, the governor is already committed to sign at least one measure that will cut state revenues by up to $15 million a year.

The issue arises amid rising complaints from teachers and educators that the state is short-changing public schools. That comes not only because per student funding is actually less than it was a decade ago after inflation is taken into account but that teacher salaries in Arizona are at or near the bottom of the nation.

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