PHOENIX - AZ House Minority Leader, Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix), held a news conference to introduce a plan that would expand funding for school safety programs and change existing gun laws.
Campbell presented his Safer Schools, Safer Communities proposal for news media at the State Capitol Wednesday. The total cost would be roughly $100 million. Some points that were outlined:
Campbell proposes that the money come from a $676 million surplus carry-forward balance. Also on the table, "ending the student tuition organization tax credit program and closing loopholes in the sales tax code," he said.
Campbell also proposed stricter gun regulations.
Campbell says he hopes this will not be a partisan issue. "We have to have an honest discussion about gun violence," he said. "The only way to effectively change things is to implement comprehensive solutions."
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