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City of Glendale faces possible job cuts, 250 jobs on the line

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By Bill Melugin

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
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The City of Glendale is facing a financial nightmare as possible job cuts threaten to take over 250 jobs. If voters decide to repeal the tax hike in November there will be over 20 million dollars removed from the current budget. Cronkite News reporter Bill Melugin has the story.

Glendale sales-tax HB 2193 timeline:
• February 2010 - HB 2193 was introduced by Rep. Jerry Weiers, R-Phoenix
• November 2010 - HB 2193 passed the mid-term elections
• July 2012 - "Save Glendale Now," a community group, created a petition and gained signatures to create a measure to reverse the tax increase. The city denied the signatures and "Save Glendale Now" placed a lawsuit against the city
• Aug. 1, 2012 - Tax increase went into effect
• Aug. 24, 2012 - Arizona Court of Appeals said the reversal measure will stay on the ballot
• Nov. 6, 2012 - Voters can cast their ballots on the reversal measure

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