After a pitiful attempt to torpedo Governor Ducey’s landmark $3.5 billion education funding reform initiative, Treasurer Jeff DeWit again is desperately trying to remain relevant by now claiming that Governor Ducey’s education plan requires congressional approval.
The plan has received continuous praise and overwhelming support, yet DeWit is clinging to a flimsy internal legal analysis that, no surprise here, makes that claim. Meanwhile, Governor Ducey’s own legal counsel and two other professional legal opinions both verify that Congressional approval is not needed.
According to a 9th floor spokesperson, “Congressional approval is not required, nor is it necessary. In 1999, a congressional amendment gave Arizona voters authorization to decide how to make distributions from the fund,” reports the Arizona Republic.
Go cry in your office, DeWit. The grown-ups are talking here.