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Attorney argues to block Prop. 307 from November ballot

An attorney is asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to block the public from voting on the $1.9 billion tax cut approved by the Legislature last year. 

Kory Langhofer says there were enough mistakes when gathering petition signatures, such as not providing full apartment addresses, that would leave it short of reaching voters ballots in November.

Attorney for Invest in Arizona Roopali Desai says that requirement is not spelled out in statute. But she says there is something bigger to consider. 

"Plaintiffs don't mention, not once, the constitutional right of the referendum granted to the people of Arizona under Article IV as a backdrop to all of these statutes that have been passed regulating circulators and petition circulation," Desai said. 

There is no date set for the decision on the lawsuit. But the judge acknowledges her decision will likely be appealed to the state Supreme Court. 

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.