Doug Ducey

The Arizona Legislature has approved a new state budget that includes money for teacher pay raises and a partial restoration of school funding. A majority of Republicans now say they plan a push to end the annual session.

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The quickly moving Tinder Fire near Clint’s Well has grown to 11,500 acres as 1,000 homes remain evacuated. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials still report no containment of the blaze.


Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe is expected to make an announcement about the future of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona.

Matt York/AP

Hearings are expected Tuesday on a state budget proposal that will help fund 10 percent raises for teachers and make the first payment toward restoring nearly $400 million cut from school building and maintenance budgets following the Great Recession. 

Arizona Teachers Rally at Capitol as Lawmakers Negotiate

Apr 30, 2018
Matt York/AP

Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the Legislature prepared to introduce a budget package that gives them raises but falls short of other demands.

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