Voters Support Temporary Tax Hike in Glendale Arizona
- Dec 20, 2012 | Gail Cole
Last November, voters in Glendale, Arizona, voiced their support for a temporary sales tax increase that has been in effect since August 2012. Proposition 457, a citizens initiative "aimed to undo the 0.7 percentage-point increase…", was soundly defeated.
Supporters of Proposition 457 "wanted to repeal the temporary sales tax increase… ." Opponents argued that doing away with the tax hike "would have resulted in $22 million in budget cuts… ." (ABC15.com).
An estimated $23 million in revenue will be gained from the tax increase in fiscal year 2013 alone. That revenue funds firefighter and police officer jobs.
Glendale's temporary tax increase is set to expire at the end of 2017.