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.