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Group formed to support Ariz. tax ballot measure

Group formed to support Ariz. tax ballot measure

CREATED Feb 17, 2012

Web Producer: Christina Grande

PHOENIX (AP) - 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.

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