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Proposition 204

Arizona college group files lawsuit over surcharge

PHOENIX — The Arizona Students’ Association is asking a federal judge to void a vote by the Board of Regents changing how its fees are collected, claiming it was retaliatory.

February 13, 2013 12:50 pmLoading…

Spending didn't pay off on key Arizona propositions

PHOENIX - The outcome of last month's statewide ballot measures proves that money can't always buy success.

December 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bennett pursuing tougher reporting laws on campaign funding

PHOENIX - The state's chief election officer wants tighter financial reporting laws so voters know who is really funding campaigns.

November 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Districts face leaner times after failure of Prop. 204

Tucson-area school districts will likely face some tough times ahead after Proposition 204, which would have allocated money for education, failed at the polls.

November 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer to consider school-funding boost

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer is meeting with financial aides Monday to see how much more money the state can put into public education.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Prop. 204: Bid to retain 1-cent tax fails after flood of last-minute ads

After seeing a barrage of last-minute advertising, Arizona voters rejected a proposal to create a permanent 1-cent sales tax surcharge to fund education and other issues.

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona voters defeat permanent sales tax increase

PHOENIX — After a barrage of last-minute advertising, Arizona voters  rejected a proposal to create a permanent one-cent sales tax surcharge to fund education and other issues.

November 06, 2012 8:28 pmLoading…

AZ-based PAC must reveal its donors, Calif. judge rules

An Arizona-based group trying to affect ballot measures in California has no constitutional right to hide its donors, a judge in that state ruled Wednesday.

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Calif. suit targets anti-initiative group

PHOENIX - An Arizona group that has funneled more than $1.1 million to defeat two Arizona ballot initiatives was sued Thursday by California authorities to force disclosure of who the money came from.

October 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Some new-car sales money went to oppose 1-cent tax

PHOENIX - Arizonans who bought a new car or truck last year may be helping fund the campaign to kill Proposition 204.

October 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Proposition 204 benefits education; Proposition 121 is misdirected

There is a certain, though seemingly odd, connection between two propositions seen on this year's general election ballot. Proposition 204 seeks a formal a dedicated funding source for public education and other forms of infrastructure, while Proposition 121 seeks nonpartisan elections manda…

October 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Groups tie Prop. 204 to Planned Parenthood

PHOENIX - Two leading anti-abortion groups are urging voters to reject Proposition 204 under a theory that some of the money raised by the tax could wind up in the hands of Planned Parenthood.

October 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Finance claim vs. Prop. 204 campaign fails

PHOENIX - A complaint about an illegal campaign contribution to the Proposition 204 campaign appears to have little legal merit, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

October 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer ties school funding to killing tax

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she's willing to work with supporters of Proposition 204 for more money for the classroom, but only after voters kill the initiative.

September 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Group gives $500K to oppose renewal of 1-cent sales tax

PHOENIX - A special-interest group formed by several Republicans last year has pumped $500,000 into a campaign to kill a proposed 1-cent sales tax dedicated to education, kids health and roads.

September 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Education-tax backers defend set-aside for roads

PHOENIX - Proponents of a dedicated 1-cent state sales tax add-on, mainly to fund education, say the estimated $1 billion it would raise annually is needed because the Legislature has so short-changed education in recent years, even in the face of new mandates.

September 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Court lets 'tax increase' remain on ballot

PHOENIX - Arizona voters will see Proposition 204 described on their ballots as a "tax increase" despite protests from proponents that it really is not.

August 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

High court gets case on description of sales tax

PHOENIX - Backers of an initiative to make the 1-cent temporary hike in the state sales tax permanent asked the Arizona Supreme Court Wednesday to reject Secretary of State Ken Bennett's planned ballot description of their measure.

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Campaign to fight 1-cent tax organized

PHOENIX - Calling it unnecessary and bad policy, state Treasurer Doug Ducey formally launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat making a temporary 1-cent sales tax hike approved by voters two years ago permanent.

August 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Judge: Arizona legislative committee’s description of education sales tax biased

PHOENIX — A Republican-controlled legislative committee illegally crafted a biased description of a proposed education sales tax to try to convince voters to reject it, a judge ruled today.

August 02, 2012 12:02 pmLoading…

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