Ducey releases executive budget for upcoming fiscal year

The budget includes $400 million for public schools.   File photo

Gov. Doug Ducey recently released his Executive Budget for fiscal year 2019 following his Education Budget plan.

The details of the of the budget are as follows:

***$284 million for K-12 education above and beyond, plus $116 million in inflation and enrollment growth funding, resulting in $400 million for public schools.

***$371 million in Additional Assistance phased in over five years.

***Limited payments to private prison operators to redirect the money to public schools.

***$15.8 million to fully fund the record increase in adoptions.

***Continued support for “Second Chance” programs, including $2.4 million to the Department of Corrections for  expanded substance abuse, educational and employment center services.

***An enhanced Wrong-Way Driver Night Watch.

***An improved Border Strike Force with a two-year phase-in of 24 new State Troopers, providing 24/7 highway patrols in Southern Arizona.

***$15 million in tax relief to Arizona veterans who receive retirement benefits, phased-in over two years.

***Maintenance of structural balance.

The complete budget can be viewed here.

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