Sharp Contrast in LD-6 on Education Funding

The sharp contrast among LD-6 candidates was evident in their reactions to Ducey’s education budget:

Republican incumbents Sylvia Allen, Walt Blackman, Brenda Barton refuse to talk with the press.

Mayor Carol Evans — running for an open House seat — called the increases “a drop in the bucket,” that doesn’t come close to restoring years of cuts.

Retired Army Col. Felicia French, seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Sylvia Allen, said most of the increase stems from inflation and enrollment growth while leaving Arizona near the bottom nationally in teacher salaries, per-student spending and class sizes.

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