Contract negotiations continue Monday as a bus strike in Phoenix moves into its 4th day. Officials with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 and transit company Transdev met Sunday evening to begin negotiating.
The state treasury is flush with a $325 million surplus, and Ducey will face pressure to restore funding to universities, K12 education, county and city funding and social services cut during the Great Recession.
Arizona is recognized as a leader in educational opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math. But the state consistently ranks near the bottom for how it prepares its students. This has leaders worried recent STEM investments may be squandered.