Boas: Funding K-12 Education With Sales Tax

Published: Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:08pm
Updated: Monday, January 7, 2019 - 3:48pm
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Phil Boas

The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.

Funding for teachers and K-12 schools in Arizona became a prime focus late in the 2018 legislative session. The #RedForEd movement and an educator walkout helped drive Gov. Doug Ducey to push for 20 percent pay increases for teachers by 2020.

Additionally, lawmakers voted to extend Proposition 301, a 0.6 percent sales tax to help fund K-12.

Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about it.

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