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Officials in an Arizona city have hired an auditing firm to oversee local business taxes in a bid to collect more revenue.

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A Republican state lawmaker wants a sales tax that currently provides about $550 million a year for K-12 education extended permanently by the Legislature.

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Prescott voters have approved a 0.75 percent pension-related sales tax increase with 54 percent of the voters in favor of the measure.

Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have approved legislation to tax alcoholic beverages sold in the tribe's casinos.

The 3.25 percent tax is expected to raise $73,000 a year. The revenue would go into a fund administered by the tribe's Division of Public Safety to combat drunken driving on the reservation.

Tribal officials say the tax is directed on retailers and distributors, but consumers are responsible for paying it.

People legally can buy alcohol and drink it only in tribal casinos and at a tribal marina at Lake Powell in Page.

azcentral.com

A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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