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The Arguments For And Against Arizona's Proposition 123

Bob Robb and Julie Erfle
(Photo by Annika Cline - KJZZ)
Bob Robb and Julie Erfle with Steve Goldstein.

Election Day for Proposition 123 is May 17, though early ballots have already gone out. The measure would make changes to the state land trust as part of $3.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools in Arizona.

But even with Arizona Treasurer Jeff Dewit’s negative comments about the initiative, the organized effort in favor of it has raised a lot more money and generated a lot more support. That doesn’t mean concerns haven’t been raised, in part about whether voters can trust Gov. Doug Ducey and lawmakers to recommit to K-12 funding on top of what Proposition 123 would do.

We discussed the issue with Bob Robb of the Arizona Republic and Julie Erfle, communications consultant for Erfle Uncuffed.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.