PHOENIX – According to new projections from Governor Hobbs’ Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Arizona’s voucher program could cost the state as much as $943 million this year – leaving the state $319 million in the red.
In response, AEA President Marisol Garcia released the following statement:
“Arizona’s voucher program has become a billion-dollar boondoggle.
Rampant mismanagement, massive opportunities for fraud and abuse, completely out-of-control costs -- at this point, Arizona is a cautionary tale for the whole country.
Our legislature needs to take action now before this program bankrupts our state entirely."