Arizona: Tax hike a step closer to voters

Wed, Feb 3 2010 — Source: Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Legislature is a big step closer to getting a sales tax increase on the state ballot. The Senate voted 16-12 in favor of a referendum that would ask voters for one percentage-point increase to the state’s 5.6 percent sales tax. The move is aimed at helping close massive budget deficits, and proceeds would go toward education and public health care spending.

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