Arizona Education Initiative Supporters File New Lawsuit

Quality Education and Jobs initiative supporters filed a new lawsuit on July 25 against the Arizona Legislative Council, which decides the wording on publicity pamphlets. Initiative supporters say the wording provides “misleading information” about the initiative, now designated Proposition 204. Read a blog from initiative supporters here, and read the complaint here.

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Ken Bennett appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, asking the court to overturn Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Oberbillig decision to allow the 1-cent sales tax initiative on the November 6 ballot. Read our blog post about the Superior Court ruling here. Please note that the Arizona Tax Research Association opposes the measure.

Among other things, the initiative aims to extend the one-cent sales tax that supports K-12 education, passed by voters in 2010. Find a summary of the proposed initiative, created by the Arizona Tax Research Association here.


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