…if Prop. 123 isn’t approved by voters on May 17, the Legislature and Ducey still will have to put the added money into the public schools. The Arizona Supreme Court already has ruled that our leaders are violating a voter-imposed law that requires the state to fund the annual inflation increases that Prop. 123 would cover.
That money would just more likely come from the state’s budget surplus – a prospect that would make it more difficult for Ducey to fulfill his pledge to cut taxes every year.
A prospect that, in turn, would make it more difficult for Ducey to stake his claim to higher office.
Source: Roberts: Why is the Legislature treating Arizonans like suckers? (Possibly, because we are?)