Arizona House Democrats today asked Gov.
"It's crucial that we get this money into our classrooms and fulfill our obligation to the voters before the start of the next school year," House Minority Whip Eric Meyer, D-
Meyer, who serves on the
"The court ruling makes it clear that
In 2000, voters approved Prop 301, which included a provision that required
House Minority Leader
"Education and our economy are inextricably linked," Campbell said. "Ensuring Arizona kids have access to a solid education is key to any economic recovery plan and to long-term economic stability. Instead of making education a priority, Republicans in
Campbell added that to fulfill its obligations, the state should utilize some of the money in the "rainy-day fund" and consider closing wasteful corporate tax loopholes.
"The Republican-controlled Legislature cannot continue to protect special interest tax cuts at the expense of school children," Campbell said. "The courts and the voters have made that clear."
For more information on the state budget impacts of this ruling, go to http://www.azleg.gov/jlbc/K-12InflationFundingLawsuitUpdate.pdf.
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