Larkin: ‘This plan alone absolutely will not provide enough resources for schools’
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale (District 30), released this statement on the vote on the K-12 inflation funding lawsuit:
“Weighing the merits of this proposal was challenging, because I know how badly the schools in my district need funding. The fact remains that there are other ways to get money to schools that would not have jeopardized future education resources. The House Republicans wouldn’t allow those options to be considered. Instead, we voted on a controversial compromise. I supported the bill that will provide more funding for our schools and opposed the bills that limit education spending in economic downturns, cap future spending and raid the state land trust fund. I voted against the bills that would jeopardize the sustainability of our state’s economy.
“The conversation about education funding must continue within our community. This plan alone absolutely will not provide enough resources for schools if we expect them to make sure Arizona kids are ready for college and careers.”