The Arizona Budget Roadshow came to town yesterday, hosted by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Top state officials including Representative Regina Cobb (R-Kingman), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Senator David Gowan (R-Sierra Vista), Senate Appropriations Chair, and Matt Gress, Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting– three of the most knowledgeable state level officials on the
Photo: Arizona House Majority Leader Ben Toma, R-Peoria, right, watches the voting board along with Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler, during a vote on the Arizona budget Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Phoenix. The Arizona House on Thursday approved a $1.9 billion income tax cut package that mainly benefits the wealthy as majority Republicans began pushing
Red for Ed, the teachers group that spearheaded Proposition 208 – which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries – this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. Education advocates oppose Senate Bill 1783, which would allow some business
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