- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Senate unanimously passed a bill restoring most cuts to high school technical education districts and Gov. Doug Ducey promptly signed it into law.

Wednesday action came after a week of drama that saw the House and Senate in a standoff over who got credit for restoring cuts made last year.

Sen. Don Shooter agreed to changes made to Senate Bill 1525 in the House that included placing the names of 58 House members in a legislative intent clause.

Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor hopes to sign the legislation as soon as possible.

The bill restores $29 million of $30 million cut from 14 Joint Technical Education Districts last year. They totaled nearly half the $70 million given each year to the special districts.

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