Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing small businesses to avoid a new 3.5% income tax surcharge that will cut nearly $300 million from the new revenues Proposition 208 was expected to send to schools.
The Republican governor on Friday also signed a measure that tightens the state’s sex education law and requires parents to give permission for instruction that includes sexual issues in non-sex ed classes. And he signed a bill banning government agencies from requiring employees to undergo training in so-called "critical race theory. Ducey had 35 bills on his desk that must be signed or vetoed by Monday.