Invest in Education Act

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Dec 20, 2022

Voters limited their own power to legislate, told state lawmakers to butt out

Arizona voters this fall made it slightly tougher on themselves when it comes to passing laws at the ballot box, but they also sent a strong message to state legislators – keep your hands off voter initiatives.

Oct 7, 2020

Dems seek removal of judge who nixed education measure

The Maricopa County Democratic Party is leading an effort to remove the trial-court judge who ruled against putting an education initiative on the ballot.

The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer.
Oct 25, 2018

Supreme Court to release full Invest in Ed opinion Friday

The Arizona Supreme Court is poised to release its full opinion on striking the Invest in Education Act from the ballot on Friday.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Sep 17, 2018

Education advocates push for removal of 2 Supreme Court justices

Upset with a ruling that knocked a tax hike for education off the ballot, some education advocates are trying to get voters to turn one or two Supreme Court justices out of office in November.

Aug 13, 2018

Chad Heinrich: How politics and policy are in the blood

Chad Heinrich, the new state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, was a farm boy who dreamed of being a bureaucrat.

Jul 16, 2018

Ballot measures could hamper cash flow in crowded election year

With multiple high-profile ballot initiatives in Arizona this year and a slew of other high-priority statewide and legislative races, donors could be asked repeatedly to open their wallets this election cycle.

Stacks of voters' signatures were delivered to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office on Aug. 8 after Save Our Schools Arizona collected more than 110,000 signatures in three months. If it survives legal challenges, the referendum will appear on the 2018 general election ballot as Proposition 305. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 16, 2018

Behind the Ballot: Spread thin

If donors are asked repeatedly to open their wallets for both the candidates and the causes they care most about, will the available dollars be spread too thin?

Steve Farley and David Garcia
Jul 13, 2018

Education divide: Dems Farley, Garcia clash on K-12 education policy

Sen. Steve Farley has finally embraced the campaign to raise taxes on wealthy Arizonans to boost education funding after weeks of taking a wait-and-see approach to the Invest in Education Act.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces a plan to give teachers a 20 percent raise over the next three fiscal years. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 25, 2018

Agreement on school funding ends at whether more is needed

Arizona’s public education system could use more money– a point few argue against. The disagreement comes when elected officials and education advocates start talking about how to get there.

Mesa High School teacher Joshua Buckley explains Friday why he and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, are proposing a large surcharge on income taxes paid by state residents who earn the most money to fund public education (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Apr 27, 2018

Ballot measure to tax the rich for K-12 funding launched

A coalition of teachers, parents and education advocates led by the Center for Economic Progress, a progressive public policy group, launched an effort Friday to raise income taxes on wealthy Arizonans to pay for the state’s public education.