sales tax

Penny Sales Tax Initiative Has New Opposition

Oct 10, 2012

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

State Supreme Court Rules Sale Tax Can Stay on Ballot

Aug 14, 2012

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.

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.

Penny Sales Tax is Back on Ballot

Jul 19, 2012
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.

Battle over Internet Sales Tax Heating Up

Jul 11, 2012

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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