DALLAS — A new Arizona law doubling the bonding capacity of local school districts is being challenged in a petition drive organized by members of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party.

The measure, which was passed during the budget special session by the 2013 Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, increases the general obligation bonding capacity for unified school districts to 20% of total assessed property within the district from the current 10%. Capacity of common school districts, which operate only elementary or high schools, is raised to 10% from 5%.

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