Posted: Jun 20, 2012 12:45 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - Supporters of a proposed Arizona ballot initiative for a 1-cent sales tax increase say they're preparing to file more than 260,000 signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.
The so-called Quality Education and Jobs campaign says they obtained voter signatures from all 15 Arizona counties.
A minimum of 172,809 valid signatures are required by the July 5 deadline. Campaign chairperson Ann-Eve Pedersen says organizers will do a final validity check before submitting the petitions.
The campaign also has retained retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman in case there's a legal challenge to the petitions.
Money raised by the 1-cent sales tax increase would be directed to education, health care and other state services. The increase would take effect after a previously approved temporary increase expires in mid-2013.
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