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In her annual State of Education speech Monday, State schools chief Diane Douglas told members of the House Education Committee, “While teacher pay is not the only factor leading to the shortage, it is a big factor...Arizona teacher pay is among the lowest in the country.” (File photo by Howard Fischer/Capital Media Services)

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Schools chief calls for tax hike, pay raise for teachers

State schools chief Diane Douglas is renewing her call for a tax hike to provide a meaningful pay raise for teachers even as fellow Republican Gov. Doug Ducey insists it’s not necessary.