AZ House Speaker: Budget details to be released Monday

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J.D. Mesnard said a budget package should be introduced on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) J.D. Mesnard said a budget package should be introduced on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Lawmakers have been working through the weekend in order to get this budget deal done, Mesnard said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Lawmakers have been working through the weekend in order to get this budget deal done, Mesnard said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Tens of thousands of teachers walked out on Thursday and Friday and plan to do so on Monday. (Source: The Associated Press) Tens of thousands of teachers walked out on Thursday and Friday and plan to do so on Monday. (Source: The Associated Press)
"The funding for it isn't based solely on the (economic) projections that may or may not materialize but a very real package that people I think have a lot of confidence in," Mesnard said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "The funding for it isn't based solely on the (economic) projections that may or may not materialize but a very real package that people I think have a lot of confidence in," Mesnard said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said on Sunday the Legislature is "99.9 percent the way there" and plans to reveal budget details on Monday.

"We're very very close and we want to get this out as quickly as possible," he said at the state Capitol.

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Lawmakers have been working through the weekend in order to get this budget deal done, Mesnard said. 

On Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey said a deal had been reached that would give a 20 percent pay increase for teachers by 2020, permanent and ongoing raises with inflation, $100 million in additional cash for support staff and no tax increases.

[RELATED: 'It's official: We have a deal!' Gov. Ducey announces deal for 20% teacher raise]

But leaders for the Red for Ed movement said no deal had been reached with them and doubted that the government could come up with the money. 

Mesnard said the details are expected to be released on Monday.

"The funding for it isn't based solely on the (economic) projections that may or may not materialize but a very real package that people I think have a lot of confidence in," Mesnard said.

[RELATED: Lawmakers working on education funding bill at Capitol over the weekend]

Tens of thousands of teachers walked out on Thursday and Friday and plan to do so on Monday. They've rallied in downtown Phoenix for better pay and more school funding.

[RELATED: 50,000 AZ teachers & supporters march, rally in historic strike]

[RELATED: 1 day after Ducey announces deal, teachers rally along Phoenix street]

"They are underpaid and underappreciated," Mesnard said. "We are clearly demonstrating (education funding) is a priority."

He said while there will be the naysayers with the budget package, he believes the majority of people will support the measure.

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