tax hike

Feb 15, 2021

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.

Dec 17, 2020

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.

Nov 30, 2020

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.

Sep 26, 2019

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.

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Aug 8, 2019

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.

State GOP Chairman Kelli Ward seeks to build support for a plan to ask voters to increase state sales taxes for education. But the proposal, backed by Sen. Sylvia Allen, center, and Rep. Michelle Udall currently lacks sufficient support from Republican lawmakers. (Phot by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services)
Apr 29, 2019

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?

Apr 23, 2019

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.

Feb 20, 2019

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.”

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Feb 18, 2019

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.

Feb 11, 2019

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.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 30, 2018

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.

Arizona Educators United organizer Noah Karvelis and Arizona Education Association Vice President Marisol Garcia stand with teachers and students at Esperanza Elementary School on April 25, the day before school walk-outs were scheduled to begin statewide. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 26, 2018

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.