GLENDALE, AZ - Business leaders are seeking to reverse a sales-tax hike in Glendale that is expected to bring in $23 million this fiscal year.
Organizers of the group delivered nearly twice the amount of signatures needed Thursday to get the reversal initiative on the November ballot.
The Arizona Republic reports that the election staff will decide by July 24 whether enough of the more than 4,100 signatures are valid.
The Glendale City Council had approved a 0.7 percent tax hike to help close a projected $35 million operating budget shortfall and avoid cuts in services.
Supporters of the initiative say the economy is too fragile to increase taxes.
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