Phoenix, AZ – Gov. Jan Brewer had been pushing for a Nov. 3 vote to ask Arizonans to put a one-cent surcharge on the 5.6 percent tax rate for 2010 and 2011 and a half cent in 2012. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said that time had simply run out. The next available date is Dec. 8.
Phoenix, AZ – Senate Republican leaders are trying to round up the votes for the budget deal they negotiated the governor after the session collapsed this morning when several of their members refused to go along.