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Ducey plans big tax cuts, make-up summer school classes

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 20:46:08-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing the largest tax cut in his seven years in office for the coming budget year.

He also wants to using the savings from a pandemic-induced drop in school enrollment to pay for summertime make-up classes for K-12 students who have fallen behind because of virtual learning.

The $12.6 billion proposal released Friday is for the budget year that starts July 1.

It includes $200 million in cuts to the state income tax that will rise to $600 million in the third year _ the year he leaves office.

Ducey Chief of Staff Daniel Scarpinato says Ducey wants to cut taxes for all Arizona taxpayers.