What Motivates Ducey to Spend Money He Doesn't Want to Spend? Fear of the Voter.
June 7, 2016 at 3:40PM
The most obvious next step would have been to make a good-faith effort to put more education money in the state budget even if it wasn't as much as the courts demanded, but they were having none of that. The budget Ducey signed in March, 2015, cut K-12 spending overall, including a $30 million hit to JTED. Republicans continued to worry about the results of that Morrison Institute poll which said that public opinion had turned against them on education funding, but at the same time, they weren't about to commit more budget money to education. They were in a bind.