Proposition 208

Legal Beat

Voter-approved Arizona education tax dead after court ruling

A judge on Friday declared that a tax on high-earning Arizona residents to fund education spending that voters approved in 2020 can’t be enforced because of a state Supreme Court ruling and ordered its collection permanently blocked. The decision means that Proposition 208′s plan to hire more teachers and give big raises to educators won’t

State

Arizona Budget Roadshow Comes to Prescott

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

Taxes

GOP-led Arizona Legislature OK’s $1.9B income tax cut

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

Education

Seeing red: Bill would cut voter-approved education funds, school supporters say

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

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