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Arizona education leaders announced the return of a ballot measure to raise nearly $1 billion for education by taxing the state’s wealthiest. (Photo: The Republic)

On the first day of the 2020 legislative session, Arizona education leaders announced the return of a ballot measure to raise nearly $1 billion for education by taxing the state’s wealthiest residents.

The Arizona Supreme Court knocked the first iteration of the Invest in Education Act initiative off the 2018 ballot just a few months before the election, spurring an outcry from the teachers who spent months collecting signatures. 

The push to raises taxes to improve Arizona’s public K-12 education system, which includes district and charter schools, has grown since thousands

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