DALLAS - The Arizona Supreme Court yesterday killed hopes of placing a $43 billion transportation bond initiative on the November ballot, upholding the secretary of state's disqualification of the petition and a lower court's refusal to reconsider it.

The petition to place the proposal on the ballot was disqualified earlier this month by Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer because it lacked enough valid signatures under precedent in the state that requires 95% of signatures be valid based on verification of a sample of those submitted.

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