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
Arizona Senate overrides education spending cap, avoids $1.2 billion cut to public schools – Cronkite News
Arizona senators on Monday authorized the override of an education spending cap that would have prevented the disbursement of $1.2 billion already in school coffers. The 23-6 vote came hours after teachers and parents gathered at the state Capitol to urge state senators to authorize the override of the Aggregate Expenditure Limit, a 1980 amendment
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.