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Source: Deal hinges on two-part tax plan (access required)

The budget deal between lawmakers and the governor hinges on a plan to flatten the individual income tax rate, a highly-placed source told the Arizona Capitol Times on condition of anonymity. In return, lawmakers have agreed to refer a tax hike to the ballot. “It’s sales taxes in exchange for a flat income tax,” the source said, adding ...

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