Prop 123

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 13, 2018

Ducey’s office paid $695,000 in losing legal battle

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office paid nearly $700,000 to private law firms in a losing effort to defend an embattled ballot initiative that increased school funding disbursements from the state land trust.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 6, 2018

Recent series of political plights plague governor

The bad news started when a pedestrian was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber SUV in Tempe. Some blame was directed at Gov. Doug Ducey for welcoming the technology company to test autonomous vehicles in Arizona with little-to-no oversight.

Mar 26, 2018

Prop 123 illegal, federal judge rules

A federal judge ruled Monday that the funding scheme used by Gov. Doug Ducey to increase aid to schools is unconstitutional.

Jun 9, 2017

Tim Hogan: ‘Trial lawyer’ who shaped education and health care in Arizona

Attorney Tim Hogan has held elected officials accountable for education funding and health care issues for decades, much to the chagrin of those he has opposed. Hogan, executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, said this week that he is leaving the center after 26 years.

May 9, 2017

School officials threaten lawsuit over proposal forcing them to raise teacher pay

The lobbying arm of Arizona’s school boards is threatening to sue over a proposed amendment that would require 50 percent of inflationary funding increases for K-12 education to be used for teacher pay raises.

Apr 10, 2017

Top teachers vent over Ducey signing voucher bill

Five current and former Arizona teachers of the year told Gov. Doug Ducey today that they feel betrayed after he signed an expansion of vouchers last week.

Mar 31, 2017

Unsettled strife over Prop. 123 clouds future of education funding

It’s hard to set a course for the future of public education in Arizona when school officials and lawmakers are still feuding about the past.

Dec 5, 2016

Push on for boosting education dollars

Various interest groups and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas are making known their education spending priorities.

Nov 1, 2016

Citizens group asks DOJ to overturn Proposition 123

Claiming Proposition 123 was illegally enacted, a group of citizens is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review -- and overturn -- the voter-approved measure to put more dollars into public schools.

Jun 28, 2016

Despite continuing concerns, board approves Prop. 123 payment to schools

The state Investment Board voted unanimously Tuesday to distribute more than $190 million to schools by Thursday in the first payment for Proposition 123 despite continued arguments by state Treasurer Jeff DeWit that the funding -- and even the election that approved it -- is illegal.

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Jun 16, 2016

Arizona needs to reinvest in public education

Based on exit polling conducted during the special election, a large majority of both YES and NO voters believe that Arizona public schools need more funding to fill in the gaps.

May 19, 2016

Ducey declares victory on Prop 123 after vote margin widens

Ahead by nearly 16,800 votes and with ever-widening lead, it now appears Proposition 123 has been approved.