sales tax

State Capitol News
9:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Kavanagh To Attempt Fund Transfer from Childhood Education to CPS

Rep. John Kavanagh
Credit azcentral.com

A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:02 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Gov's Panel Recommends Taxing Web Sales

A gubernatorial panel on Thursday recommended changes in state law that eventually could mean Arizonans paying sales taxes on everything they buy on the World Wide Web.

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Elections 2012
4:06 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Auto Dealers Association Funding Anti Penny Tax Initiative

Did you buy a car or truck last year? If so you may have helped fund the campaign to kill Proposition 204.

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Elections 2012
11:43 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Penny Sales Tax Initiative Has New Opposition

A ballot measure designed largely to raise money for education has picked up new opposition -- and for a very unusual reason.

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State Capitol News
5:30 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

State Supreme Court Rules Sale Tax Can Stay on Ballot

The Supreme Court ruled today that voters will get a chance to decide in November whether they want the sales tax rate to stay as high as it is now.

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State Capitol News
9:22 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Backers of Sales Tax Bill File Suit Over Ballot Description

Backers of an extension of the state's sales tax surcharge filed a new lawsuit Wednesday, this one over how their measure is being described to voters.

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State Capitol News
11:16 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Penny Sales Tax is Back on Ballot

Ann-Eve Pedersen
Howard Fischer Capital Media Services

A state judge ruled Tuesday that Secretary of State Ken Bennett was wrong to refuse to process initiative petitions seeking to make the one-cent sales tax surcharge permanent.

Backers turned in more than 290,000 signatures for the plan. But Bennett noted the language on the petitions is different than what initiative organizers prefiled on paper with his office in March. Assistant Secretary of State Jim Drake said it was that prefiled language that Bennett put on the office's web site so voters could review it.

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State Capitol News
5:14 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Battle over Internet Sales Tax Heating Up

The state's retailers are gearing up for what could be an extensive and expensive political and public relations campaign to get lawmakers to start taxing items sold on the World Wide Web. 

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State Capitol News
5:36 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Gov. Brewer Opposes Permanent 1 Cent Sales Tax

Governor Jan Brewer
Gage Skidmore

Governor Jan Brewer said today she's opposed to the ballot measure to permanently extend the one-cent surcharge on the state sales tax.

It was Brewer who promoted the original voter-approved levy in 2010 to help balance the budget, with the idea it would disappear in three years. Now a group is pushing an initiative to make the extra tax permanent, with the proceeds specifically earmarked for K-12 education, university scholarships, health care and road construction. Brewer said this is a bad idea.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

1 Cent Sales Tax May Make it to Ballot

Backers of extending the state's temporary 1-cent sales tax submitted more than 290,000 signatures Monday to put the issue on the November ballot. But at this point all they've really done is guaranteed a court fight.

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