Daily Tax Report: State

Arizona Court Strikes Down Ballot Measure to Increase Income Tax

Aug. 1, 2020, 12:41 AM

An Arizona measure that proposed to raise the income tax on high earners shouldn’t appear on the Nov. 3 ballot because of an opaque description that could have confused voters asked to sign petitions, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

The decision is a win for opponents of the Invest in Education Act, who argued that the tax increase would hurt the state’s economy. The lawsuit brought by business-backed Arizonans for Great Schools and a Strong Economy argued that a petition-circulating effort “beset with legal deficiencies” made the measure ineligible for the ballot.

Supporters of the measure said...

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