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Supreme Court upholds sales tax initiative (access required)

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that a citizen initiative to make permanent a one-cent sales tax increase can go to the November ballot, despite the organizers’ error in submitting two different copies of the proposed ballot measure to the Secretary of State’s Office.

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Sales-tax supporters cheer court ruling (access required)

Supporters of the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative celebrated on the steps of the Maricopa County Superior Courthouse today, moments after Judge Robert Oberbillig overturned the Secretary of States’ decision that more than 290,000 of the group’s petition signatures were invalid due to a paperwork error.

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1-cent sales tax backers go to court to put measure on ballot (access required)

Rebuffed by the Secretary of State, the group that is spearheading the initiative to raise sales taxes by one cent went to court today in the hopes of compelling election officials to put the measure on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs Committee also asked the Maricopa Superior Court to expedite its hearing of the case. The group had turned in nearly 291,000 signatures on June 25.

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Last chance to register to vote in primary (access required)

I’m going to make this quick and dirty because I’m certain most of the Arizona Capitol Times’ readers are registered voters, but if you’re not, you will have to do so before midnight on July 26 in order to vote in the Aug. ...

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