A measure to boost taxes on the state’s most wealthy can’t go on the November ballot because the description of the measure fails to inform voters of what it really does, a judge ruled late Friday.
In a 20-page order, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury laid out what he concluded are both misleading statements and full-blown omissions in the legally required 100-word description that is placed on the petitions. Any one of these, he said, would have been enough to disqualify the initiative.
And taken together, Coury said, the description creates “the substantial risk of confusion for a reasonable Arizona voter.”
“Invest in Education circulated an opaque ‘Trojan horse’ of a 100-word description, concealing principal provisions of the