Tucson Rejects Local Spending Measures - State and Federal Communications

November 8, 2017  •  

Tucson Rejects Local Spending Measures

On Tuesday, Tucson voters rejected a ballot measure to increase the city sales tax by a half-penny and a second measure aiming to increase it by a tenth of a percent to fund zoo renovations.

The proposed half-cent increase was intended for early childhood education funding and pre-school vouchers and would have generated an estimated $50 million a year. There was strong opposition to the measure by city officials and both local political parties.

Tucson voters approved a sales tax increase earlier this year to fund police and infrastructure.

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