Proposition 123: A public dialogue about the pros and cons
Proposition 123 (Education Finance Amendment) is a constitutional amendment placed by the Arizona Legislature on the primary election ballot of May 16, 2016. The measure would allocate $3.5 billion for education funding over the next ten years. About $1.4 billion would come from general fund money and $2 billion would come from increasing annual distributions of the state trust land permanent funds to education. It would raise the distributions from 2.5 percent of the average value of the funds to 6.9 percent for the next 10 fiscal years.
As Arizonans get ready to go to vote on this measure (early ballots start on April 20), we invite you to a community learning and dialogue session to better understand its pros and cons. All viewpoints are welcome!
Welcoming words: Daniel Schugurensky, Director, Participatory Governance Initiative, Arizona State University
The basics of Prop 123: Dan Hunting, Senior Policy Analyst, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University
Civil Dialogue: John Genette, President of the Institute for Civil Dialogue and Jennifer Linde, senior lecturer, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University
This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.
The Institute of Civil Dialogue, The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Participatory Governance Initiative at Arizona State University