KJZZ's Friday NewsCap: Arizona's school spending limit remains a political football

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:26am
Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 9:16am

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Dawn Penich-Thacker and Paul Bentz
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Dawn Penich-Thacker and Paul Bentz in the KJZZ studio in 2023.

Arizona schools avoided budget catastrophe this week when supermajorities in the House and Senate agreed to lift a voter-imposed spending cap, but the issue will be back next year. And Republicans on a new committee recommended the state Senate reject Gov. Katie Hobbs’ pick to run the Arizona Department of Health Services.

For more on these and other headlines from the week, The Show sat down with political consultants from different sides of the aisle: Republican strategist Paul Bentz of Highground and Democratic strategist Dawn Penich-Thacker with Agave Strategy.

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