Archive for January, 2012

It’s Back–Arizona House Tries to Revive TABOR Via House Rule

January 30th, 2012

House leadership is attempting to bypass the legislative process and enact a procedural rule that imposes the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) on the state of Arizona. The TABOR rule would require backing from the majority of the 60-person House and would preclude it from even considering a budgetary bill that would exceed the rule’s  Continue Reading >

Superior Court Rules in Favor of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

January 26th, 2012

A Maricopa County Superior Court has rejected a legal challenge by the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) and the Arizona Education Association (AEA) to Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs). ESAs were established by legislation passed in a prior session allowing parents of special needs students to “cash out” of the public school system. ┬áNinety percent of  Continue Reading >

PRESS RELEASE: Arizonans Support Continuation of 1-Cent Tax for Education

January 5th, 2012

Arizona Voters Support Sales Tax Continuation to Fund Public Education. Poll shows high level of support as well as demands for reform. Seven out of 10 Arizona voters support the continuation of the existing one-cent sales tax to fund public education. That was among the findings of a poll commissioned by a number of educational  Continue Reading >