Prop. 301

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May 10, 2017

Speaker withholds teacher pay raise proposal from vote

Arizona schools won't be forced to use some of their annual inflation aid for teacher raises.

Apr 27, 2017

Douglas calling for tax increase for teacher pay raises

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is advocating for a permanent extension and expansion of Proposition 301, a sales tax to fund public education that expires after 2020.

Mar 17, 2017

Leaders ponder best time to put education sales tax extension on ballot

The difference between a good joke and a bad one is timing. The same could be said for a ballot measure that would extend or possibly raise taxes.

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Mar 15, 2017

Read Ducey’s lips: Prop 301 tax now a ‘funding program’

Gov. Doug Ducey is finally willing to talk about keeping public schools from falling off a financial cliff after 2020. And it involves a word at which he normally blanches: taxes.

Mar 10, 2017

Ducey supports extending Prop 301 sales tax

Daniel Scarpinato, the governor’s spokesman, said Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the timing of getting a measure on the ballot and other ideas for altering the tax, including expanding it, based on discussions with the education and business communities.

Jan 27, 2017

For Arizona’s children, the clock is ticking for funding schools

Some education advocates, like myself, feel a strong sense of urgency. After all, each year that a child can’t read creates lasting impacts for them, their family, and ultimately, the state’s economy. We constantly hear that clock ticking.

Jan 13, 2017

Education community applauds Ducey proposals, but urges end to tax cuts

Gov. Doug Ducey’s robust K-12 public schools agenda for the 2017 Legislature left the various interest groups of the education establishment thrilled, yet calling for longer-term solutions to Arizona’s education woes.

Sep 22, 2015

Wink wink, nudge nudge

Several House Republicans told our reporter that, during the small group meetings two weeks ago to unveil the Biggs-Gowan four-point education plan, the unsustainability of Prop 301 was heavily discussed, but the ideal of repealing the inflation funding requirement was only alluded to.

Sep 21, 2015

Leadership aims to gut K-12 inflation mandate

Calling the inflation provision in Prop 301 “unsustainable,” GOP leadership is indeed discussing options to repeal the law at the heart of Cave Creek v. Ducey.

Feb 11, 2011

Judge rules Legislature acted properly in withholding money from schools

The Arizona Legislature is in the clear with its decision not to increase education funding for inflation in the fiscal 2011 budget, according to an order released today by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Mangum.

May 15, 2009

Preserve the integrity of Prop. 301 for the sake of students

There are some things worth fighting for. The law, as mandated by the will of the people of Arizona, is one of them. The principles set forth in the state Constitution are another.