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Judge overturns decision to keep AZ tax proposal off ballot (access required)

A judge has overturned a state official's decision to keep a proposed sales tax increase off Arizona's November ballot because of a paperwork error. If Judge Robert Oberbillig's ruling stands, the ruling means the proposed penny-on-the-dollar increase goes on the ballot if petition checks confirm that supporters submitted enough voter signatures.

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Panel to weigh pay raise for Arizona legislators

Arizona voters could be asked this fall to raise the annual $24,000 salary of the state's part-time legislators. A state commission on Tuesday will consider putting an increase on the November ballot. Arizona voters last approved a pay increase for legislators in 1998, when the annual salary was $15,000.

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