Pinal files RTA appeal, wants to keep collecting tax

This map shows the different phases of construction projects under the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority. / Pinal County.

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county

By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch

Counsel representing Pinal County has formally filed a notice to appeal a judge’s ruling that declared its new voter-approved excise tax is “illegal.”

Joseph Kanefield, a Phoenix attorney representing Pinal County, said he filed a notice to appeal on Friday, hoping to reverse a Maricopa County judge’s decision last month against Proposition 417.

Voters narrowly passed the initiative last year by 901 votes, creating a new half-cent sales tax to generate funds for transportation projects throughout Pinal County.