Budget and Revenue Updates
In true 2018 fashion, Gov. Ducey tweeted this afternoon that he had reached a deal on teacher pay with Legislative Leadership. He also released a statement saying that they hoped a budget would be forthcoming on Monday or Tuesday. While the basic outline of the governor’s pay plan are unchanged, ASBA continues to be mindful of the details to ensure the plan is both implementable and in alignment with ASBA’s political agenda.
This afternoon, education advocates led by the AZ Center for Economic Progress filed an initiative measure to increase the income tax on upper income earners to fund teacher and classified staff raises. We are still evaluating this proposal, but you may read it for yourself here.