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Lawmakers want students to learn how to budget

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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House of Representatives has advanced a measure that would require some high school students to learn about personal finance before graduating.

Under the bill advanced by the House Tuesday, some Arizona students would not be able to graduate from high school without first learning about long-term saving, investment planning and how personal choices influence future income.

The bill would allow school district governing boards or charter schools to make personal finance competency a graduation requirement.

The original version of the bill would have made personal finance instruction a statewide mandate, but that language was tempered in the Senate. After the change was made, the Senate passed the bill in a 24-4 vote in March.

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