Group formed to support Ariz. tax ballot measure
PHOENIX—A step has been taken toward asking voters to replace or extend Arizona's temporary sales tax increase with creation of a political committee to campaign for a November ballot measure.
The one-cent increase approved by Arizona voters in 2010 expires in 2013. Supporters would need to collect voter signatures to get a proposition on the ballot.
The initiative measure itself has not been filed so it's not known how new sales tax revenue would be spent.
However, backers include a group that supports funding for public schools and the campaign committee is called "Quality Education and Jobs."
Gov. Jan Brewer sought the three-year increase to help Arizona avoid crippling cuts to public services because of budget shortfalls. She's not a part of the current effort.