Ruling allows sales tax hike to go on Arizona ballot
PHOENIX (AP)- An initiative measure for a sales tax increase can appear on Arizona's ballot this November despite a paperwork error that threatened to keep it off.
An Arizona Supreme Court ruling Tuesday says it was enough that supporters of the initiative substantially complied with laws on initiative applications.
Supporters mistakenly filed an incorrect paper copy of their proposal with the state when they launched the initiative petition drive. They also submitted a correct version on compact disc and attached correct copies to petitions circulated to voters.
The initiative technically hasn't been certified yet for the ballot but ongoing checks have already determined that supporters turned in enough petition signatures.
The initiative proposes a penny-on-the-dollar increase to take effect in 2013 upon the expiration of a same-size temporary increase.