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Boas: Funding K-12 Education With Sales Tax

Phil Boas
Arizona Republic
Phil Boas

The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.

Funding for teachers and K-12 schools in Arizona became a prime focus late in the 2018 legislative session. The #RedForEd movement and an educator walkout helped drive Gov. Doug Ducey to push for 20 percent pay increases for teachers by 2020.

Additionally, lawmakers voted to extend Proposition 301, a 0.6 percent sales tax to help fund K-12.

Arizona Republic Editorial Director Phil Boas joined The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about it.

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