Following reports by the Arizona Republic, citizens of all sorts are infuriated to learn that the Governor gave VERY generous raises to his inner circle while teachers and the rest of the state employees got not much more than a handshake (or was that a slap). According to the Republic investigation, “At least 112 employees who work directly for Ducey have seen their salaries boosted by a few thousand dollars to $73,000. The average raise: $16,668.”
This particularly angered teachers where are the lowest or second lowest paid in the nation depending on whether they teach elementary or high school. Ducey, the “Education Governor” generously offered them 0.4% raises, although, the Legislature raised that to 1%. Whoever said that it doesn’t pay to be Ducey’s friend, or an economic elite. Oops, those are one in the same!