PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear an expedited constitutional challenge to a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizona residents.
The tax is designed to boost school funding.
The justices will hear arguments Tuesday from attorneys representing the Republican-controlled state Legislature and a group of businesses opposed to the tax.
They argue it needed a two-thirds vote in November's election to pass, not the simple majority that approved Proposition 208.
Opponents also say the new cash will put schools over a legal spending limit.
Proponents say a lower court judge properly ruled in their favor when he rejected the challenge.