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Arizona Supreme Court shuts down Invest In Education ballot measure

Arizona Supreme Court shuts down Invest In Education ballot measure
Posted at 4:36 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 19:36:41-04

A historic movement in Arizona is stopped in its tracks. The Invest In Education income-tax measure, Prop. 207, was voted down by the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday. This means the measure will not appear on the November 2018 ballot.

It was kicked off the ballot because the Court decided the wording "did not accurately represent the increased tax burden on the affected classes of taxpayers."

The measure was expected to raise approximately $690 million in additional funding for Arizona public and charter schools. This decision sparked outrage.

"This is really unacceptable. Thousands - hundreds of thousands of people invested their time, their energy to recreate Arizona's educational system essentially because it is literally falling apart," said Montserrat Caballero, a co-chair of the Invest In ED Campaign in Tucson.

Caballero said just because the proposition was kicked off the ballot, does not mean their work stops. There is not a new game plan set in place for Prop. 207, but Caballero believes they still made a difference in putting Invest In Education to the foreground and will continue to work hard to improve our children's education.