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Education groups heading to the ballot to block new tax cuts
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.
House finalizes budget, tax cuts, but kills ESA expansion
The Arizona House of Representatives wrapped up work Friday on a $12.8 billion budget that dramatically overhauls the state’s income tax code, shields some wealthy Arizonans from paying a voter-approved tax to boost teacher pay and mandates new civics curriculum in public schools.
Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs
Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said.
Ducey limits restaurant dining, but resists tougher COVID-19 measures
Amid what continues to be one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that he’s limiting in-person dining at restaurants in Arizona but not shutting it down entirely, resisting calls for stricter measures despite his own acknowledgement that increased economic activity correlates with the spread of the virus.
GOP bill expanding vouchers to out-of-state schools clears committee
Native American students would be allowed to use taxpayer dollars to pay for tuition at schools in other states, as long as the school is located within two miles of the Arizona border, under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee.
Ducey may seek ESA changes due to recent controversies
Gov. Doug Ducey is signalling that he’ll push for changes next year to Arizona’s K-12 school voucher program.