The Arizona Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court’s determination that not enough valid signatures were obtained on petitions seeking a statewide referendum on an increase in the sales tax to fund a proposed transportation effort.

Supporters of the coalition known as TIME — Transportation and Infrastructure Moving Arizona’s Economy — sought voter approval for an increase in the state sales tax from the current 5.6% to 6.6%, which would generate $42.6 billion over 30 years.

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