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How new budget will affect K-12 education in Arizona

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed the new state budget into law on Friday; that came after both chambers of the Legislature approved it on bipartisan votes earlier in the week.

However, some of those "yes" votes, especially from Democrats, were made reluctantly. That’s because the new spending plan does not scale back Arizona's universal school voucher program, with critics worried about the amount of money it’s costing—and will continue to cost the state.

Chris Kotterman, director of governmental relations with the Arizona School Board Association, joined The Show to talk about how various aspects of the new budget affect K-12 education in Arizona.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.