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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to release 2017 budget proposal

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was set to release his budget proposal as he puts firm numbers behind policies he outlined in this week’s State of the State address.

The budget to be revealed Friday was expected to pump new cash into K-12 schools.

Just how much the Republican governor commits to new education spending is
being closely watched. He rolled out 15 new or expanded education initiatives in Monday’s address to the Legislature.

They included teacher raises, bonuses for teacher that commit to low-income schools and expanding all-day kindergarten.

Ducey isn’t expected to have a lot of free cash, with the state surplus for next year expected to be less than $50 million.