Arizona legislators will likely miss deadline for ballot measure

Tue, Aug 11 2009 — Source: KVOA 4

The Legislature will miss its deadline for putting Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax hike on the Nov. 3 ballot, but election officials are willing to cut lawmakers some slack if they can get it done within hours of the clock running out. Senate President Bob Burns said Monday afternoon that the full Senate won’t be able to take a vote on the state’s larger budget-balancing plan by the deadline at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Instead, he hopes to hold floor votes Tuesday afternoon and then send the plan to the state House for tweaks.