This evening, the Arizona Education Association held a press conference. Here is part of it featuring comments by Sen. Rebecca Rios where she calls on Governor Brewer to veto the budget bills so we can create a budget that protects Arizona and public education in Arizona.
This afternoon, Sen. Rios gave the following statement to a gallery of educators.
"I would like to thank the hardworking teachers for advocating on behalf of children of the state of Arizona. Me and my Democratic colleagues have fought very hard against the cuts to education. We are also against the policy changes that are in the budget to punish teachers. We very much appreciate your support. We will continue to offer amendments to help education. Please don’t give up the fight because as Democrats we have not."