Tag: Arizona voucher

Gov. Ducey gets word of his opponents’ school-voucher referendum win

| September 13, 2017
Gov. Ducey gets word of his opponents’ school-voucher referendum win

Gov. Doug Ducey was notified (Sept. 8) that foes of his school-voucher expansion law had qualified their referendum for the November 2018 ballot, where they will seek to undo the expansion. 

The state elections director announced the news on Twitter, and through an email to Beth Lewis, chairwoman of Save Our Schools Arizona. That group, a coalition of parents and public-school advocates, seeks to undo legislation that made all public school kids eligible for the school-voucher program, capping it at 30,000 by 2022.

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Arizona’s new school voucher law gets first legal challenge. Please see related story

| May 17, 2017
Arizona’s new school voucher law gets first legal challenge. Please see related story

Formal efforts to ask voters to repeal Arizona’s new school voucher expansion law and two others making it more difficult for citizens to enact laws have been filed.

Separately Thursday, the group working to get the initiative measures repealed filed a court challenge to one of them.

Proponents have 90 days to collect about 75,000 signatures to block the laws until the November 2018 general election.

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