(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.)
By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic
Several Republicans in the Arizona Legislature filed a lawsuit Monday claiming Proposition 208, the education tax measure recently approved by voters, is unconstitutional.
The lawsuit argues only the Legislature can approve such a tax and even if voters are allowed to pass it at the ballot box, a simple majority would not suffice.
Citing the Arizona Constitution, the lawsuit points to a section that says “any act that provides for a net increase in state revenues” becomes law with the vote of two-thirds of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives.