Sales tax measure won’t be on ballot in November

Thu, Aug 13 2009 — Source: Tri Valley Central

Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed sales tax hike won’t appear on the Nov. 3 ballot for voters to decide, leading officials to consider a later date for the special election. The Nov. 3 date was abandoned because the Legislature has yet to give final approval to a larger budget-balancing plan that includes the sales tax increase. Election officials say they’re running out of time to plan for the November election. “We can’t get this done in a timely way,” said Senate President Bob Burns, who has been unable to round up enough support for passage of the budget plan.