Two Tax Increase Measures May Be On November Arizona Ballot

Jan 28, 2020

Arizona voters may have the opportunity to choose between competing tax increase measures to boost school funding in November. 

A proposal backed by some Republican lawmakers to boost a dedicated sales tax from 6/10 of a cent to a full penny is set for its first hearing Tuesday.

If the full Senate and the House pass Sen. Kate Brophy McGee's referral it will appear on the ballot.

Brophy-McGee said the proposal would boost yearly funding for schools, community colleges and universities by about $450 million.

The second education funding proposal is a voter initiative backed by education advocates.