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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 […]

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The GOP agenda: Reward the wealthy and defund the police

BY: - May 19, 2021

Remember when Republicans were up in arms over the “defund the police” movement?

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. 

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.

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.

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#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.

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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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435,000 reasons to pay attention to the judges on your ballot

BY: - August 11, 2020

The nearly half a million voters who wanted a chance to vote for increased funding for public education were overruled by one judge.