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Group warns of impacts of new services tax ban

Posted: 8:40 AM, Oct 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-10 15:40:17Z
Group warns of impacts of new services tax ban

A diverse group of opponents is coming out strongly against a ballot measure that would bar the Legislature from taxing services, saying it will decimate education and transporting funding.

The group pointed to a Wednesday report from the Grand Canyon Institute that highlights what they say are problems with Proposition 126. They say schools will lose $250 million a year starting in 2021 and regional transportation taxes in place in Maricopa and Pima counties will be cut by 33 to 40 percent when they come up for renewal.
A spokesman for the group that is pushing the constitutional calls the conclusions "scare tactics." Wes Gullett of Citizens for Fair Tax Policy said existing taxes won't be affected, even if they expire and are then renewed.