Maricopa CCs OK tax increase.
The property tax on a house assessed at $100,000 will increase about $2.95 per year. The new tax will generate about $11.3 million in revenue for the 10-college system.
The Arizona Republic reports the vote was 4-1, with one board member voting no.
Board members Dana Saar and Doyle Burke say the increase was needed because the system had absorbed rising enrollments while revenue shrank. State aid to the 10-college system has fallen about 85 percent, or $38 million.