AG clears Ducey of illegal electioneering allegation
Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich ended the investigation into Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, saying he did not violate state law when he encouraged small business leaders to vote no on Proposition 208 last year.
Is Constitution to be taken seriously or for granted?
As an attorney and retired judge I have always considered the Arizona Constitution to be the highest law of the state, not a set of guidelines. That’s why I am a plaintiff, along with a top local businesswoman, in the lawsuit brought by Rose Law Group challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 208, potentially the largest income tax hike in Arizona history.
Prop 208 heads to court
Top Republican legislative leaders filed suit Monday to block implementation of the voter-approved tax on the income of the wealthiest Arizonans.
Prescott Republican aims anew at hiking gas tax
Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, said Sept. 26 he hopes to convince colleagues that the revenue from the current levy – about $750 million a year – is insufficient to meet the state’s’ needs, both for building new roads and maintaining current ones. He argued it’s simple math – the tax rate hasn’t changed since 1991.
Survey says voters support modest tax hike for education
A new statewide survey shows that a majority of voters are willing to hike sales taxes for education -- but not by as much as some are seeking.
The Breakdown: G-oh!-P
Phoenix is heating up and the sky may be falling. The state GOP led by Kelli Ward came out in support of a tax hike this week. But is it too late?
Ward: State GOP backs tax hike for education
The state Republican Party has staked out a rare policy position by backing a tax hike – as long as GOP lawmakers don’t have to do it alone.
Gas tax hike dead, alternative fuel parity survives
“I can’t get any Republicans to want to push this bill forward. They don’t want to take a tough vote on something that’s so important to Arizona. That’s my feeling.”
Key Republicans compromise on sales tax hike for education
Three Republican lawmakers have reached a consensus on a plan to ask voters to raise a sales tax for education funding.
Senate passes repeal of car registration fee, showdown with Ducey imminent
State lawmakers are picking another fight with Gov. Doug Ducey over taxes and fees.
The Breakdown, Episode 16: Strike everything
Tens of thousands of Red for Ed supporters marched on the Capitol last week, and they say they'll stay out of schools until Gov. Doug Ducey and the Legislature come up with a plan for education that satisfies them.
Teachers union prepares to ask voters for tax hike
The Arizona Education Association is mulling a ballot measure that would ask voters to find the revenue for increased education funding in their own pockets – one way or another.