Meyer to Republican Leaders: Stop playing political games with Arizona’s schoolchildren
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer, D-Paradise Valley (District 28), released this statement regarding the failed K-12 inflation funding settlement negotiations and the recent Republican education funding proposal:
“If the Republican leaders in Arizona were serious about getting money into classrooms now, they would use the $325 million projected surplus. Instead they are using smoke and mirrors to play political games with the future of Arizona kids.
“The lawsuit needs to be settled immediately, and Republican leaders need to stop grandstanding. They also need to find real solutions to the public education funding challenges they created with years of massive budget cuts. Their current proposals are insufficient. ”