Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing his plan to give educators a 20 percent raise by 2020 a day before an unprecedented statewide teacher walkout.
He said Wednesday that he's committed to getting his plan passed, and he's hopeful lawmakers vote on it as soon as possible.
Teachers overwhelmingly voted for the statewide walkout starting Thursday after saying Ducey's plan doesn't add enough funding for other public education needs.
Some Republican legislative leaders have said they're concerned that Ducey's plan relies on rosy revenue projections that might not be viable.
Ducey says he has met with teachers and business leaders, but organizers of the so-called #RedforEd movement said they personally haven't heard from the governor.