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Gov. Ducey calls for $1 billion water plant in Arizona state of the state address

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 18:40:24-05

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey wants to set aside $1 billion to remove the salt from sea water and bring it to Arizona.

The Republican governor outlined the proposal for a major legacy project during his eighth and final state of the state address on Monday. Watch the full address below.

Ducey enters his final year with the state seeing a big budget surplus.

That's a major turnaround from his first speech to lawmakers in 2015 when he faced a $1 billion deficit.

Ducey also called for lawmakers to expand school choice, authorize a state-funded border wall and pay for a larger police presence along the border.