Ducey signs 2020 state budget




    Gov. Doug Ducey speaking at his 2019 inauguration. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

    Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday morning signed the budget passed by legislators earlier in the week. The $11.8 billion spending plan goes into effect July 1.

    In a video posted on Twitter, Ducey praised the budget at “fiscally conservative (and) balanced” that he said leaves Arizona prepared for the future.


    “This is by far the best budget that I have signed,” he said in the video, adding that it “makes an historic down payment on our future” by increasing K-12 education funding.

    Jim Small
    Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications, the Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report. Under his guidance, the Capitol Times won numerous state, regional and national awards for its accountability journalism and probing investigations into state government operations.

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