The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.
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September 29, 2015
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September 22, 2015
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September 14, 2015
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August 13, 2015
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August 11, 2015
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