Clash over schools, tax cuts in key Arizona race

The candidates in an Arizona legislative race that could decide control of the Senate clashed on this weekend's "Sunday Sunday Off" over funding schools and cutting taxes.

The candidates in an Arizona legislative race that could decide control of the Senate clashed on this weekend's "Sunday Sunday Off" over funding schools and cutting taxes.

Republican State Rep. Kate Brophy McGee and Democratic House Minority Leader Eric Meyer are both leaving the House to compete for the open Senate seat in Legislative District 28,  covering north and north-central Phoenix and Paradise Valley.

The LD 28 legislative race is one of four November races whose outcomes could shift the balance of power in the Senate from Republican to a divided chamber, split 15-15.

Also on this weekend's "Square Off":

-Janet Murguia, chief executive officer of the National Council of La Raza, on what NCLR's just-announced 2017 Phoenix convention says about Arizona's progress post-SB 1070. NCLR led the Arizona boycott in 2010 after SB 1070 was signed into law.

-Tom O'Halleran, the Democratic candidate in Arizona's 1st Congressional District, explains his evolution from Republican to Democrat and whether he'd defend the Navajo Generating Station from any attempts to shut it down.

"Sunday Square Off" airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News.

1. Clash over funding Arizona schools vs cutting taxes

2. Candidates on whether Department of Child Safety getting job done

3. Why Latino group that boycotted Arizona is returning with convention

4. CD1 candidate O’Halleran on whether he’d protect power station

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