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In reprise of 2018 ruling, judge boots tax hike for education off ballot. See more state education news here

| August 4, 2020
In reprise of 2018 ruling, judge boots tax hike for education off ballot. See more state education news here

For the second time in as many election cycles, a judge has barred from the ballot a citizen initiative that seeks to increase funding for K-12 education by hiking income taxes for higher earning Arizonans, ruling that the campaign omitted critical information from a brief description on the petitions they circulated.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury ruled on Friday that the Invest in Education initiative’s 100-word description didn’t include a half dozen key components of the measure. And Coury took the initiative campaign to task for failing to heed an Arizona Supreme Court ruling that blocked the 2018 iteration of the same initiative from the ballot. 

The Invest in Education campaign said it will appeal the ruling to the Arizona Supreme Court. 

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AZEdNews Podcast: How AZ schools are affected by COVID-19 closure. See more state education news here

| March 31, 2020
AZEdNews Podcast: How AZ schools are affected by COVID-19 closure. See more state education news here

With Arizona public schools closed until the end of the school year for the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences for students, teachers and schools have been far-reaching, says Morgan Willis, intern for Arizona Education News Service.

Hear what Phoenix Union High School District‘s Supt. Dr. Chad Gestson and Save Our Schools Arizona‘s co-founder and spokesperson Dawn Penich-Thacker had to say about it.

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