Arizona 1-cent sales tax initiative backers cite progress
Published: June 4, 2012 at 7:12 am
The so-called Quality Education and Jobs campaign says supporters have collected more than175,000 voter signatures.
That’s more than the minimum 172,809 required, but campaign chairperson Ann-Eve Pedersen says backers will keep collecting signatures to provide a margin of error to offset invalid signatures.
Money raised by the increase would be directed to education, health care and other state services. The increase would take effect after a previously approved temporary increase expires in mid-2013.
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