Although not ideal, ATR supports this provision as an alternative to raising taxes in an effort to raise state revenue quickly.
Then, on Friday Gov. Brewer signed more portions of the state budget bills, however incredibly she vetoed a permanent repeal of a $250 million property tax on businesses and residents; a tax that was temporarily repealed in 2005 and is slated to return without legislative action. Brewer had once been in favor of permanently getting rid of the property tax. Why the change of mind? It seems as though she is punishing members of the Legislature who thwarted her attempts to increase the sales tax through public referendum: a tax that would cost Arizonans $3 billion.
To see Gov. Brewers current action on the state’s budget, click here