Reclaim Idaho says it has turned in over 100,000 signatures to the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office for its Quality Education Act ballot initiative.
Initially, the group had to turn in signatures to each of the county clerk’s offices. Then, after verification at the county clerk level, the signatures had to be turned into the state for final verification.
Once the state has reviewed the signatures, they will announce whether the initiative is officially approved for the ballot this November.
The state should make the official announcement sometime this month.
Reclaim’s education initiative is expected to bring in approximately $323 million for education. The group says the money cannot be spent on salaries for superintendents, administrators, or principals.
The additional tax revenue will be raised by increasing the tax rates on individuals making more than $250,000 a year ($500,000 for a couple) and by raising the corporate tax rate.
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