Arizona’s future is at stake if voters reject a three-year sales tax increase on May 18, Gov. Jan Brewer told a gathering of some 200 community leaders last week.

Speaking to an annual conference at Mesa Community College sponsored by the East Valley Partnership and the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance, Brewer said the 1% tax hike is needed to get Arizona out of its severe fiscal woes.

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