Arizona Supreme Court Gives Voters Final Say On Invest In Ed. See more state education news here

| August 25, 2020

By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Service • KJZZ

Arizonans will get a chance to decide if they want to hike taxes on the state’s most wealthy to help fund K-12 education.

In a brief order, the Arizona Supreme Court concluded that the 100-word description on petitions for the Invest in Education measure “did not create a significant danger of confusion or unfairness.” 

The unanimous order reverses the decision by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury, who concluded that backers of the measure “circulated an opaque Trojan horse of a 100-word description, concealing principal provisions of the initiative.”

Justices also found that various methods of providing bonuses and incentives to paid petition circulators did not run afoul of state laws that prohibit paying people on a per-signature basis.

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