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Arizona schools brace for end of temporary sales tax

Sat, Nov 10, 2012


Education funding in Arizona could be facing its own “fiscal cliff,” as years of budget cuts and the pending loss of more than $600 million in temporary tax revenue take their toll.

The expiration in May of a temporary sales tax for education, along with the defeat on Tuesday of Proposition 204, which sought to extend that 1-cent-per-dollar tax, has schools bracing for potential budget cuts that could mean layoffs, bigger class sizes, a delay in technology purchases and the loss of programs.

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Tags: Arizona, Education funding, Proposition 204

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