Ducey proposes 20 percent pay increase for teachers by 2020

AZ Central: Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday boosted his proposal for teacher raises next year to 9 percent, up from 1 percent he proposed in January, saying lawmakers would work through the weekend to figure out how to fund the plan.

Coupled with 5 percent raises the following two years — and the 1 percent raise given last year — Ducey said his proposal would give teachers a "net pay increase" of 20 percent by 2020.

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