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Greater Phoenix Leadership Board takes Position on Education Sales Tax Referral Legislation

Greater Phoenix Leadership’s (GPL) board of directors voted to support legislation offered by Senator Kate Brophy McGee (R-Phoenix), Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) and Representative Michelle Udall (R-Mesa) which would refer to the November 2020 general election ballot a measure which would increase the state sales tax rate from .06 cents to a full penny, dedicated to the P-20 education system in Arizona. 

The motion passed by the board of directors reads as follows:

To support the referral legislation as a next step solution toward fully funding education needs in Arizona, knowing this is just one component of a more comprehensive plan to be determined.”  

GPL’s External Relations Committee had recommended passage of the motion.


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Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) is an organization of leading CEO’s aligning leadership and resources at the intersection of the business, education, philanthropy and public policy sectors to improve economic vitality and quality of life. The mission of GPL is to improve the greater Phoenix area and the State of Arizona by bringing together talent, resources, and leadership to create action on priority issues. More information is available at

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