Published Online: November 3, 2015
Published in Print: November 4, 2015, as Arizona Nears Funding Deal Over Treasurer's Objections

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Arizona Nears Funding Deal Over Treasurer's Objections

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The Arizona Senate was set to debate and vote on a package of bills Friday designed to settle a lawsuit filed by schools that argued lawmakers violated the state constitution by failing to provide annual inflation adjustments.

The scheduled action came after the House voted to approve a plan to pump $3.5 billion into the K-12 education system over 10 years late Thursday.

Senate Majority Leader Steve Yarbrough said he had the votes in hand to enact the measures.

Democratic efforts to amend the bills in the House, including removing language that will cap school future spending, were all rejected by majority Republicans.

Vol. 35, Issue 11, Page 4

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