Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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GOP lawmakers said ‘NO’ to Arizona students and teachers

BY: - June 30, 2021

Ducey and Arizona’s Republican legislators made their priorities crystal clear this year. They said NO to fully funding education and NO to millions of working families, but gave a resounding YES to wealthy special interests and campaign donors.

Chamber of Commerce picks former Ducey aide Danny Seiden as next CEO

BY: - April 15, 2021

Danny Seiden, an attorney and former aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, will be the next CEO and president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

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broken piggy bank unemployment

Business groups said improving education was key, but they’ve chosen tax cuts over our kids

BY: - March 24, 2021

These same business groups that want quality schools also want more tax cuts. And tax cuts always win out over investments, regardless of how dire the need.

Ducey to focus on economic recovery, pandemic in new legislative session

BY: - January 8, 2021

When the legislature convenes for the 2021 session, among Gov. Doug Ducey’s top priorities will be helping Arizona repair much of the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic wrought over the past year.

COMMENTARY

Tuesday’s biggest loser will seek revenge at the Arizona Legislature

BY: - November 6, 2020

In Arizona, the biggest loser on Tuesday night wasn’t Donald Trump or Martha McSally. Rather, it was the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Invest in Ed tax to boost teacher pay, school funding, grabs early lead

BY: - November 3, 2020

Wealthy Arizonans may face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year if the Invest in Ed ballot measure hangs onto its small lead when all ballots are counted.

Bolstered by national money, Dem groups spend massive sums in legislative races

BY: - October 23, 2020

Rep. Walt Blackman sees the Democrats gunning for his seat, and he doesn’t see his fellow Republicans doing much to stop them.

Arizona voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

BY: - September 17, 2020

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.

COMMENTARY

#InvestinEd is on the ballot, and the ‘Sky is falling!’ predictions are here

BY: - August 26, 2020

It seems the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is suffering from a full-blown case of Chicken Little syndrome.

Democrats hope to turn 2018 gains into real power in 2020 and beyond

BY: - August 21, 2020

For the past few election cycles, Arizona Democrats have talked a big game about winning control of one of the state’s legislative chambers before falling short of the majorities that have eluded them through decades of Republican control. Things could be different this year.

Invest in Education

Arizona Supreme Court says Invest in Ed will be on November’s ballot

BY: - August 19, 2020

The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that voters in November will get the chance to decide whether to tax wealthy Arizonans to provide more funding to public schools, overturning a lower court that earlier tossed the Invest in Education Act after concluding that organizers crafted a misleading summary of the measure.

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In reprise of 2018 ruling, judge boots tax hike for education off ballot

BY: - July 31, 2020

For the second time in as many election cycles, a judge has barred from the ballot a citizen initiative that seeks to increase funding for K-12 education by hiking income taxes for higher earning Arizonans, ruling that the campaign omitted critical information from a brief description on the petitions they circulated.