Mandating district consolidation based on a false premise–massive savings. The $506 million savings (out of a total of $7.8 billion in state and local K-12 funding) estimated by the bill’s sponsor Representative John Filmore, seem extremely unlikely.
GCI’s work led the way for charter school reform, but that’s only part of what we accomplished in 2018.
The federal tax policy Santa brings good tidings as two federal changes to tax policy can help us invest in education in Arizona.
Buried within the hundreds of pages of the 2018 budget bill are two significant changes to how both charter schools and public district schools operate, widening the gap between the ways entities within each system are expected to conduct themselves.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it easier for states to charge sales tax on items purchased online, creating an opportunity to enhance Arizona state and local tax revenue by nearly $200 million while also improving tax fairness.
Likely Supreme Court ruling would enable Arizona to improve online tax collection.
SB1398 would force the unemployed to accept positions that have inadequate pay or working conditions.
Not taxing cloud computing costs the state needed revenue and an upcoming Supreme Court decision will clarify the issue.
Prop. 206 Impact: Restaurant employment growth was modestly higher than in the preceding four years in 2017