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House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

| February 19, 2019

A House panel voted (Feb. 18) to ask voters to increase what they pay in sales taxes to fund public education.

The proposal would put a measure on the 2020 ballot to boost the current 0.6-of-a-cent sales tax earmarked for schools to a full penny.

That would bring in an extra $450 million to $500 million a year, with 75 percent earmarked for K-12 education, 20 percent to keep tuition affordable at public universities and the balance for community colleges.

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