“There are few issues more important to the strength and stability of Arizona than education. That’s especially true for our hospitals and healthcare industry, where there is a clear and direct correlation between public education and public health. These elements are essential to our vision to make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation.
“That’s why AzHHA supports Governor Ducey’s plan to significantly boost investments in Arizona’s public schools, including providing a 20 percent pay increase for teachers by 2020. We applaud the governor for his thoughtful leadership in crafting a proposal that prioritizes Arizona schools while keeping hospitals whole and protecting Medicaid as a vital safety net for Arizona families.
“We will continue to follow the process closely as details and a deal come together. In the meantime, we encourage legislators to work in a swift and bipartisan manner to get these dollars flowing to our schools and hardworking teachers.”
For more information or assistance, contact Governor Ducey's press office: (602) 542-1342.