Stories tagged: "Prop 208"


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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

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Arizona Supreme Court Delivers Win for Prop 208—But It May Be Brief

The ruling said if the lower court decides that the spending limit is exceeded, it must declare Proposition 208 unconstitutional and void it entirely.

Governor Doug Ducey speaking with attendees at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn & Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cities and Towns Could Lose Millions in Revenue If Ducey’s Flat Tax Comes to Pass

The proposed tax cut would result in about a $1.5 billion reduction in tax revenues next year – revenues that local governments are heavily reliant on.

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Arizona Lawmaker Says Voter-Approved Tax to Fund Education Is ‘Mob Rule’

Prop 208 adds a tax on the state's top income-earners to fund public schools. It's expected to bring in nearly $1 billion of new revenue annually.

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Arizona Supreme Court Questions Legality of Voter-Approved Tax That Would Give Millions to Schools

The Invest in Education Act is expected to raise more than $800 million a year in new taxes for education. The Arizona Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on whether hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes collected under a voter initiative enacted in November can be legally spent when a provision of the state...

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Seeing Red: Bill Would Cut Voter-Approved Education Funds, School Supporters Say

“This is about the kids and making sure that they have the brightest future possible.” The teacher’s group that spearheaded Proposition 208, which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries, this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. Education...

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Five Things to Expect From the Arizona Legislature This Year

Republicans have rejected calls to raise the state's unemployment benefits above $240 per week while demanding COVID liability protection for businesses.