The chronic debate about school funding will likely heat up this year in the shape of dueling ballot measures.
As a result, Sen. Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) once more finds herself at the center of the high-stakes battle to boost state education funding back to pre-recession levels after a decade of decline.
Last week, her bill boosting the sales tax by 0.6 of a cent passed the Senate Education Committee she chairs on a straight 5-3 party line vote.
The increase would boost the state’s already high sales tax to raise an estimated $580 million annually.
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by Peter Aleshire
February 4, 2020