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More Details Emerge On $3.5B Arizona Education-Funding Proposal

Lawmakers Tuesday vetted a plan that would increase school funding and settle a long-running lawsuit, in advance of what is expected to be a special session to seal the deal.

Republican legislative leaders, Gov. Doug Ducey and education officials agreed to the plan, which would increase K-12 funding by $3.5 billion over the next decade. It needs legislative approval and then voter approval in what is expected to be a May special election.

Although the plan promises to increase basic school funding, there are several conditions that could pull back millions of dollars. These conditions drew sharp questions from some lawmakers during briefings that began Monday and continued Tuesday. They include: