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Arizona may face another billion-dollar school lawsuit

| March 1, 2017
Arizona may face another billion-dollar school lawsuit

Less than a year after voters passed Proposition 123 to resolve a $1.6 billion lawsuit over school funding, a new, even larger education lawsuit looms — and almost nobody is talking about it.

While the first lawsuit focused on underfunding per-student payments to schools for operational costs such as teacher salaries, this latest dispute centers on nearly a decade of cuts to capital funding for textbooks, technology, buses and building maintenance. Attorneys have warned of a lawsuit for years.

Now, they say they could file one within the next month.

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