/ Modified apr 27, 2018 4:05 p.m.

Former Arizona Treasurer on Gov Ducey’s Teacher Pay Plan

Dean Martin discusses whether the governor’s funding sources are feasible.

The governor's office says that more than 80 percent of the funding for teacher pay increases will come from state revenues. The same day teachers walked out, Ducey stood by his proposal and urged the Legislature to act.

Arizona 360 asked former Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin about the sustainability of the funding sources for the governor's plan. Martin said in addition to new dollars, it requires a change in how the state and districts allocate those funds.

"Think about priorities beyond doing more, it's how we can do better," said Martin.

Arizona 360
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