PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he will oppose any effort to hike taxes to boost education funding, even one where voters would make the decision.
“I have said that we are not going to raise taxes,” the governor told Capitol Media Services. “And I have been consistent.”
The absolutist stance comes as some business leaders are exploring whether there needs to be more state dollars to improve public education.
Arizona consistently ranks at or near the bottom in per-pupil spending. But it takes a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate — along with a gubernatorial signature — to hike taxes.
That leaves the option of a public vote.