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Budget Watch

Take Action on State Budget
All of the budget bills have passed the legislature and been signed by the governor. With billions of dollars in budget surplus, lawmakers had an opportunity to invest in education. Instead, they chose to expand private school vouchers and line the pockets of the wealthy with tax cuts and a tax loophole that allows those making more than $500K to avoid the INVESTinED tax.
Joe Thomas
When school employees come together through Association work, they are demonstrating their intent to create better public schools!
Quote by: Joe Thomas, AEA President

2021 Budget Summary

AEA has provided a summary of the legislation impacting educators and public education in the budget bills signed by Governor Ducey and passed by the Arizona Legislature.

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Subscribe to the AEA Legislative Update and get the latest from the AEA Lobbyist on changes to education policy and funding and receive alerts to take action on legislation that impacts Arizona's students and public school employees.

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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.