- Associated Press - Friday, January 13, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey presented a $9.8 billion spending package Friday for the budget year beginning July 1. Here’s look at the numbers in top spending categories:

K-12 EDUCATION:

The budget includes spending of $4.2 billion, up from $4.1 billion in the current budget.

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MEDICAID:

Spending goes up $20 million to $1.71 billion, including $1.5 million for emergency dental care for all 1.9 million insured residents.

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PRISONS:

Spending is flat at $1.04 billion.

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STATE UNIVERSITIES:

Spending remains the same at nearly $700 million.

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SOCIAL SERVICES:

The state’s social services agency gets a 7 percent increase, the biggest percentage boost of all categories, to $567 million.

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CHILD SAFETY:

Spending on the state’s child safety agency is up 1 percent to $382 million.

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