February 17, 2020

Groups kicking off signature effort for wealth tax to fund Arizona schools

The Invest in Education Act is backed by Arizona's largest teachers union and other groups.

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PHOENIX — Backers of a proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Arizonans to boost school funding will formally kick off a signature-gathering effort Monday after filing revised ballot language.

The Invest in Education Act initiative was refiled late last week after what proponents say are relative minor changes prompted by a Legislative Council review. The measure is backed by Arizona's largest teachers union and other groups.

Backers need to collect nearly 238,000 valid signatures by July 2 to put the question on the November ballot. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has vowed no new taxes on his watch.

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