How new budget will affect K-12 education in Arizona

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, May 15, 2023 - 11:20am
Updated: Monday, May 15, 2023 - 11:21am

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Gov. Katie Hobbs signed the new state budget into law on Friday; that came after both chambers of the Legislature approved it on bipartisan votes earlier in the week.

However, some of those "yes" votes, especially from Democrats, were made reluctantly. That’s because the new spending plan does not scale back Arizona's universal school voucher program, with critics worried about the amount of money it’s costing—and will continue to cost the state.

Chris Kotterman, director of governmental relations with the Arizona School Board Association, joined The Show to talk about how various aspects of the new budget affect K-12 education in Arizona.

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Chris Kotterman

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