PHOENIX (FOX 10) – The head of the Arizona Republican party is working to increase the sales tax to boost education spending. The proposal would go on the 2020 ballot. If voters approve it, school tax would increase from $700 million a year to $1.5 billion.

Arizona’s GOP chair Kelli Ward is pushing for an effort that might be dividing her party. Ward is asking lawmakers to pass a bill that would ask voters to raise the school sales tax from six-tenths of a cent to a full penny for additional school funding. The ballot question would be decided during the 2020 election.

But Republican Representative Kelly Townsend says she can’t support

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