- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on Arizona’s special election results (all times local):

4 p.m.

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has officially certified the results of a special election on school funding and police and fire pension measures.

Thursday’s formal canvass of the election results verifies victories for propositions 123 and 124 and Gov. Doug Ducey hailed the wins.

But that doesn’t mean the battle over the school funding measure is over. A federal lawsuit has already been filed challenging it and Treasurer Jeff DeWit has asked the attorney general for an opinion as to whether its use of state trust land cash is legal.

Proposition 123 will boost funding for K-12 schools in large part by tapping the state land trust to help add $3.5 billion in new spending over 10 years. It narrowly passed with less than 51 percent of the vote.

Proposition 124 lowered cost-of-living adjustments for police and fire pensions and will help the underfunded pension plan become solvent over the coming 20 years. It passed with more than 70 percent of the vote.

3:10 a.m.

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Gov. Doug Ducey are set to officially certify the results of a special election on school funding and police and fire pension measures.

Thursday’s formal canvass of the election results will certify victories for propositions 123 and 124.

Proposition 123 will boost funding for K-12 schools in large part by tapping the state land trust to help add $3.5 billion in new spending over 10 years. It narrowly passed with less than 51 percent of the vote.

Proposition 124 lowered cost-of-living adjustments for police and fire pensions and will help the underfunded pension plan become solvent over the coming 20 years. It passed with more than 70 percent of the vote.

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