The Latest: Arizona teachers at Capitol ahead of budget vote

The Latest: Arizona teachers at Capitol ahead of budget vote
Teacher Noah Karvelis, right, speaks during a news conference prior to protest organizers announcing their intention to go back to work as the statewide teachers strike enters a fourth day at the Arizona Capitol, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona teacher protests (all times local):

7:10 a.m.

Arizona teachers are back at the state Capitol where the state Legislature is expected to pass a new budget to fund teacher raises.

Red-clad teachers in the #RedforEd movement gathered Wednesday on the mall between the House and Senate buildings a day before their historic walkout for education funding is set to end.

The spending plan doesn’t meet the teachers’ demands for billion in new education funding.

But it does provide salary increases and other additional education funding.

Teachers walked out last week hoping they could demand more funding from Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers.

When the plan started moving through the legislature, they said they’d go back to school and figure out new ways to keep the momentum going.

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11:25 p.m.

Arizona teachers say they will rally for one last day at the state Capitol for before ending their historic walkout for education funding.

Teachers in the #RedforEd movement said they’ll return to class on Thursday after the state Legislature is expected to pass a budget on Wednesday.

The spending plan doesn’t meet the teachers’ demands for billion in new education funding. But it does provide salary increases and other additional education funding.

Teachers walked out last week hoping they could demand more funding from Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers.

When the plan started moving through the legislature, they said they’d go back to school and figure out new ways to keep the momentum going.