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AZ Supreme Court Clears Way for "Quality Education and Jobs"

Arizona's Prop 204, "The Quality Education and Jobs" Initiative, calls for the renewal of a $0.01 sales tax set to expire in 2013. The tax would provide a dedicated permanent revenue stream for education that the legislature cannot cut.

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett had rejected the campaign's petitions on what supporters call a "hyper-technicality." A Maricopa County court ordered Bennett to place the measure on the ballot.

Bennett appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court and lost. Backs say they've collected the necessary 173,000 signatures to put the measure to a vote in November.