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AG asks Arizona Supreme Court to stop new rideshare fees

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport hikes parking fees
Posted at 10:27 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 00:27:21-05

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a special action with the state Supreme Court seeking to overturn the rideshare ordinance at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

State prosecutors also filed a request Tuesday with Arizona's high court to stop the fees from going into effect on Feb. 1.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich says a new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is "very likely" unconstitutional.

The ride-hailing giants are threatening to abandon the airport service.

Brnovich says the fees approved by the Phoenix City Council probably violated a 2018 ballot measure prohibiting higher taxes on services.