By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services/East Valley Tribune
Backers of a proposed permanent one-cent hike in state sales taxes asked the state Supreme Court Wednesday to reject how Secretary of State Ken Bennett proposes to describe their measure on the ballot.
Attorney Jim Barton contends that Bennett is acting illegally in saying that Proposition 204 “permanently increases the state sales tax by one cent per dollar,” effective this coming June. Barton wants the state’s high court to rule that is “false and misleading.”
But Barton could have an uphill fight.