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Proposition 100 sales tax takes effect Tuesday

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Proposition 100 sales tax takes effect Tuesday

Your pocketbook just got a little bit lighter.

A 1-cent increase in Arizona's sales tax goes into effect on Tuesday. The three-year bump was approved last month when Proposition 100 passed with 64 percent of the vote.

The extra penny on each dollar spent on taxable goods is expected to bring in $918 million in fiscal year 2010-11. Funds generated will be spent on education, public safety and health services.

The state still faces a budget gap of more than $860 million.

The extra sales tax is projected to generate $968 million in 2012 and about $1 billion the year after.

About 38 percent of voters turned out for the May 18 special election.

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