- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants the Legislature to change the law to allow unused school buildings to be used by schools that have long waiting lists.

Monday’s proposal during Ducey’s state of the state address will fulfill one of his campaign promises. During his election campaign, Ducey often said top performing public schools had huge waiting lists and that needs to be fixed.

Ducey’s proposal would allow regular public or charter schools to apply to use empty classrooms or entire empty schools.

He’s also proposing a plan to allow top schools to borrow from the state to pay off debt. He says lowering debt-service costs will allow more cash to be spent in the classroom.

Half the funding would be reserved for schools in low-income areas.

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