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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back on a narrative that he was dismissive of teachers who pushed for big pay increases while he championed a budget that awarded them just a 1 percent pay hike.

The Arizona Legislature has approved a new state budget that includes money for teacher pay raises and a partial restoration of school funding. A majority of Republicans now say they plan a push to end the annual session.

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Hearings are expected Tuesday on a state budget proposal that will help fund 10 percent raises for teachers and make the first payment toward restoring nearly $400 million cut from school building and maintenance budgets following the Great Recession. 

Arizona Teachers Rally at Capitol as Lawmakers Negotiate

Apr 30, 2018
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Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the Legislature prepared to introduce a budget package that gives them raises but falls short of other demands.

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