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?Read More »
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.Read More »
“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.”Read More »
Three Republican lawmakers have reached a consensus on a plan to ask voters to raise a sales tax for education funding.Read More »
State lawmakers are picking another fight with Gov. Doug Ducey over taxes and fees.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Arizona Democratic leaders oppose a sales tax hike to provide new revenues for teacher pay raises, despite supporting sales tax increases in previous years.Read More »
Three years after voters approved Proposition 100, the naysayers’ doom-and-gloom predictions about the consequences of the temporary sales tax hike haven’t panned out.
Arguments against Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal for a temporary 1-cent sales tax increase often veered into predictions of catastrophe. Many said it would severely hamper the state’s economic recovery efforts, that the tax hike would herald a future of tax-and-spend policies in support of an expanding and bloated government that would scare off businesses, and push Arizona toward bankruptcy and turn the state into another California.
After 10 months of debate on the issue, Attorney General Terry Goddard, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the governor's race, said he doesn't know whether he'll vote for the temporary one-cent sales tax increase that will go before voters on May 18.Read More »