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Two tax increase measures may be on November Arizona ballot

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 23:18:50-05

PHOENIX (AP) — 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.