It's election day in Arizona. as voters decide the fate of a proposed temporary sales tax increase to help fund education, health and public safety. The only statewide question is Proposition 100, a three-year, one-percent increase in the state sales tax.
Supporters of the measure say the bill would save jobs in the education field, from grade school to college, while opponents say it's not the right time to levy additional taxes on people when the economy is still on shaky ground.
Approval of Proposition 100 would keep the approved $8.5 billion state budget for the next fiscal year on track by providing a projected $918 million of additional revenue that the budget anticipates. Rejection would trigger $862 million of contingency spending cuts beyond those already included in the budget. Polls are open now until 7 p.m.
If you haven't mailed back your early voting ballot, you can drop it off at any polling location.