PHOENIX (AP) – The campaign to deliver Arizona schools an additional $3.5 billion over the next decade is now official.
Proponents of Prop 123 filed registration paperwork at the Arizona Secretary of State’s office Thursday afternoon.
The registration follows a two-day special legislative session convened last month by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Ducey signed a package of bills Oct. 30 that will pump $3.5 billion into K-12 education over the next decade to settle a long-running lawsuit stemming from the state’s decision to raid school spending during the Great Recession.
The settlement cash comes from $1.4 billion in general fund money and $2 billion from a state land trust.
However the legislation requires that voters approve Prop 123 in a special election scheduled for May 17.
Ducey says he’ll campaign to build public support.
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