Proposition 208 appeared poised to succeed Tuesday night, leading by more than 175,000 votes by 11 p.m., according to early, unofficial election results from the Arizona Secretary of State’s website. Proponents for the legislation claimed victory Tuesday night, calling it a win for teachers and schools that would see more funding if it is approved.
As a Lake Valley Elementary School 4th grade teacher and an Arizona educator for 21 years, I have witnessed firsthand how a decade of budget cuts to our schools have taken their toll on K12 education. This is especially true in our state’s rural counties, which have been decimated by politicians’ refusal to support our
With the election just days away, Cronkite News is taking a closer look at some of the measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. As Arizona public schools face the challenge of COVID-19 and continued teacher shortages, Proposition 208 – which would increase funding for teachers, support staff and education programs through a surtax on high
In case you missed it, this column by Chad Heinrich, Arizona state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, appeared in the October 2 edition of the Phoenix Business Journal. How many times have you heard “buy local, support your local businesses,” or any similar version? If you truly support small business, then join
In case you missed it, this column by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist appeared on the Arizona Capitol Times website: On Election Day, Arizonans will be asked if they want to impose a permanent $1 billion income tax increase. This tax hike – Prop 208 – would be the largest in Arizona history
Chambers of commerce across Arizona are opposing Proposition 208, the initiative to raise Arizona’s top individual income tax rate by 77.7%. Nearly 20 chambers and chamber coalitions from rural and metro areas representing Arizona businesses large and small have joined the opposition, citing the damage the initiative would inflict on Arizona’s business environment and its