Education funding is one of the most pressing issues facing Arizona, which is why I’m championing the continuation of Prop 301, a voter approved measure specifically dedicated to education funding. Prop 301 established a .6% sales tax and makes up a substantial portion of our state’s education budget. Today, 301 money makes up 11% of a teacher’s salary.
The Prop 301 continuation is critical for our districts, teachers, and students and is an important first step in properly funding our schools. The bill isn’t a Republican or Democrat solution, but a bipartisan answer that includes 56 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. I am proud to sponsor legislation that ensures Arizona schools have sustainable funding. This is the most pressing issue facing our education system and the first step to passing broader legislation that makes permanent, sustainable increases in education spending.
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