Jul 5

Dialysis Cost-Cap Proposal Won’t Be On Arizona Ballot; Other Measures Will Be

by Howard Fischer, AZ Capitol Media Services

A California union has given up on its plan to ask Arizona voters to impose new service and cost restrictions on companies that perform dialysis. Service Employees International Union has decided to focus its efforts instead on similar measures proposed in California and Ohio, spokesman Sean Wherley told Capitol Media Services Monday. But that’s still going to leave Arizonans with lots of ballot issues to decide in November. The Arizona Association of Realtors is expected to submit petitions Tuesday to impose a constitutional ban on expanding the state sales tax to include services. The state’s current sales levy is 5.6 percent, mostly on goods.

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