Ariz. Legislators Restore Vetoed School Funding
The Arizona Legislature met in special session Monday, with lawmakers quickly approving bills to restore vetoed funding for K-12 public schools and keep the state eligible for billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding.
The centerpiece of the four-bill package approved unanimously Monday appropriated nearly $3.3 billion of school funding, about $500 million more than in a budget provision Gov. Jan Brewer had vetoed.
While Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix said the legislative action ensures that school funding "is not left in limbo," Republican Sen. John Huppenthal of Chandler warned that the state's continuing budget troubles mean the new school funding is...
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