GLENDALE, AZ - A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has rejected petitions for a sales-tax initiative in Glendale.
Judge Robert Oberbillig ruled Monday that a description of a proposed initiative backed by a group of business leaders was misleading and that the Glendale City Clerk had the right to reject the petitions.
Earlier this month, Glendale rejected the anti-sales tax group Save Glendale Now's 4,138 petition signatures.
The city says the description was misleading, the petitions were untimely and the group didn't include a required serial number.
In light of the judge's ruling, the Arizona Republic says Glendale's 0.7 percent sales-tax increase now will go into effect Wednesday.
It's expected to bring in about $20 million this year.
City officials who supported the increase say it was essential to avoid severe budget cuts.
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