Fighting Prop 208: Valley Business Owners Plan Lawsuit To Stop Tax Hike From Going Into Effect

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the plaintiffs in this case.)

By Nicole Garcia | Fox 10 Phoenix

PHOENIX – Earlier this month, voters passed Proposition 208, the measure that would raise taxes for the state’s high-income earners. The funds would go to education, but opponents are ready to file a lawsuit, trying to squash the tax hike before it goes into effect.

Prop 208 passed with more than 50% of the vote and would take effect January 1, but Valley business owners and attorneys say the initiative violates Arizona’s constitution and they’ve announced the start of a legal battle to prevent the tax increase from happening.

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