Gov. Doug Ducey recently proposed a 2017-18 education budget that many business groups, including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, are supporting.
“The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other major business groups in the state are thrilled that the governor’s budget continues the momentum that we have achieved with the passage of Proposition 123,” Chamber President and CEO Glenn Hamer said. “The budget plan on the table represents an excellent framework for how new resources and high expectations can work together in thinking about an updated education investment strategy.”
The proposed budget would provide $3.5 billion to fund the state’s K-12 school system over the following 10 years.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce along with additional groups have signed and sent a letter to representatives expressing their encouragement, and asking others to do the same.
“We’re excited the governor’s budget calls for over $114 million to go to our K-12 system, while directing resources to our excellent schools, with a special emphasis on those great schools that are achieving outstanding results and that are serving a majority low-income student population,” the letter said.