Prop 123

May 10, 2016

Attorney Tom Ryan seeks to delay May 17 special election

A lawyer is asking Attorney General to delay the May 17 special election because Secretary of State Michele Reagan failed to meet the deadline for getting publicity pamphlets to voters.

May 2, 2016

Prop. 123 tone gets ominous, focuses on impact if voters reject it

The campaign to put $3.5 billion more into schools over 10 years is shifting its tone now that early voting is underway.

Apr 28, 2016

Vote yes for Prop 123 to help strengthen education system, state

With the special May 17 election quickly approaching, Arizona’s voters will soon head to the polls to vote on Proposition 123, which will provide an adequate K-12 funding resolution for students and schools moving forward.

Apr 27, 2016

Be very afraid

Be very afraid

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey speaks as democratic candidate Fred DuVal listens, Tuesday, Oct 13, 2014 during a debate for the Arizona Women's Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Apr 20, 2016

DuVal joins old rival Ducey in backing Prop 123

The last time Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey discussed K-12 education and the long-running lawsuit over school funding, the two were trading barbs during the debates of the rancorous 2014 gubernatorial race.

Apr 8, 2016

League of Women Voters opposes Proposition 123

Saying the current education funding crisis was “manufactured” by the governor and Legislature, the League of Women Voters is urging Arizonans to reject Proposition 123 at the May 17 special election.

Mar 31, 2016

Prop. 123 column was long on rhetoric, short on facts

Readers last week were treated to Dianne Post’s column opposing Proposition 123 (March 24). It featured arguments long on rhetoric and legal theories outside the mainstream, but it was short on facts.

Mar 24, 2016

Prop 123 – It’s not sustainable and it’s not a solution

While many good-hearted people have encouraged supporting Prop. 123 because they claim it is a good start and injects badly needed money immediately into the classroom, unfortunately, they are wrong. First, there will be a lawsuit regarding whether or not the enabling act requires Congressional approval to implement the Proposition. During the lawsuit, which could take several years, no monies wil[...]

Mar 7, 2016

School officials worry passage of Prop. 123 could dim enthusiasm for bond elections

All signs point to passage of Proposition 123, but some school districts are worried about voter fatigue when they return to the polls in November to ask for more money.

Jan 28, 2016

Approve Prop. 123 and then make Arizona’s K-12 system shine

The Grand Canyon Institute agrees with Governor Ducey and the educational community. Prop. 123 needs to be approved by voters on May 17. Prop. 123 is an important start, but restoring funding of legal minimums is not a substitute for substantive discussion on real investments in K-12 education, and how investments can be leveraged to improve outcomes. Arizona’s support for K-12 education has fal[...]

Dec 29, 2015

Prop. 123 raises nearly half a million

Fundraising for Proposition 123, a K-12 funding measure that will settle a long-running lawsuit, is off to a good start with nearly a half million dollars in the bank so far.

Dec 29, 2015

More than four dozen file statements opposing Prop. 123

Opposition is building to a measure that slid through the Legislature that asks voters to approve a plan to tap a trust account to boost education funding.