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Education groups heading to the ballot to block new tax cuts

BY: - July 7, 2021

A coalition of public education advocates are mounting a campaign to ask voters to overturn the tax cuts that were the centerpiece of the budget that Republican lawmakers and Gov. Ducey just approved.

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Public education groups ready referendum, lawsuits on tax cuts and other budget items

BY: - June 24, 2021

A coalition of public education advocacy groups that banded together last year to pass higher taxes on the wealthy to increase teacher pay and boost school funding are now looking at ways to stop Republican legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey from undermining that tax increase in a state budget that includes massive tax cuts for […]

Dems delay House budget vote, but stall its passage only until Thursday

BY: - June 22, 2021

Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey solved two big problems standing in the way of a budget deal, only to see other issues emerge as one GOP senator vowed to withhold her vote and Democrats denied them a quorum in the House.

Budget deal will include huge tax cuts for the wealthy and a new flat income tax

BY: - May 18, 2021

A budget deal reportedly struck by Gov. Doug Ducey and legislative Republican leaders would transform Arizona’s income tax system and provide massive cuts to the wealthy -- and also undercut a measure voters approved in 2020 that taxed the rich to increase school funding by nearly $1 billion every year.

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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.

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Editor’s Thought Bubble: Voters raised taxes, so Ducey must undermine them

BY: - January 19, 2021

Voters in November approved a marginal income tax increase on the wealthiest Arizonans to fund public schools that have been in desperate need of more resources for decades. So, it should come as no surprise that Gov. Ducey and GOP legislators — who all opposed the Invest in Education Act, known as Proposition 208 — […]

Ducey calls for $600 million in permanent income tax cuts

BY: - January 15, 2021

More than six years after he was first elected governor on a platform of getting Arizona’s income tax rates “as close to zero as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to follow through on one of the core promises of his 2014 campaign.

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Invest in Ed proposal to boost teacher pay, school funding, passes

BY: - November 6, 2020

Wealthy Arizonans will face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year with the passage of the Invest in Ed ballot measure. 

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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.

UnidosUS, largest Latino advocacy group, zeroes in on Arizona

BY: - October 8, 2020

The head of UnidosUS, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, is spending the first week of early voting in Arizona to support and promote efforts by local groups to mobilize the 1.2 million eligible Latino voters in the state. 

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Arizona teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation, again

BY: - September 18, 2020

Arizona teachers are paid less than two-thirds of what other workers in the state with college degrees are, the worst pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis of labor statistics.