Supporters of the so-called “Quality Education and Jobs Act” are trying to overturn Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s decision. He said a paperwork flaw meant that the initiative campaign didn’t submit enough valid signatures.
The supporters contend that the measure should go on the ballot because an electronic version had the correct text. That’s even though a printed version omitted some material.
The measure would increase the state sales tax by one cent. It would take effect in 2013 when a temporary sales tax increase expires.
The case is before Judge Robert Oberbillig of Maricopa County Superior Court.