Administrators at the Maricopa County Community College District have asked the district board to increase the property tax rate to bring in an additional 2% in revenue, or about $7.5 million a year. The current tax generates $360 million a year.

The college system needs the additional funds to cope with increased enrollment and to staff the new facilities being built with proceeds from $951.4 million of general obligation bonds approved by voters in 2004.

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