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Affirmative action, property tax initiatives proposed for 2008 ballot (access required)

Property taxes and affirmative action programs may face voter scrutiny in 2008, as an initiative addressing each issue was registered with the Secretary of State Nov. 5. Both initiatives propose changes to the state’s Constitution. A proposed initiative to forbid governments and political subdivisions in Arizona from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment on ...

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