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Court: Phoenix Transit Spending Initiative Stays on the Ballot

The whole idea of public transit will be up for reconsideration in Phoenix on August 27.
July 29, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Arizona Supreme Court has decided that a ballot initiative to halt expansion of the Phoenix light rail system will remain on next month's special election ballot, reports the Associated Press.

Opponents of the ballot initiative alleged that paid signature collectors contributed to the signature gathering campaign—a practice prohibited at the state level but not the local, according to the article.

The special election will be held on August 27. If approved, the ballot measure would re-allocate funding originally intended for light rail expansion projects, spending the money on road projects instead.

Previous coverage of the ballot initiative on Planetizen:

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Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in AP via ABC 15
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