TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Pima County voters are so far rejecting a massive bond package that would have created a new corridor and helped improve roads.
Voters rejected all seven parts of the nearly $816 million bond package during elections on Tuesday. About 20,000 provisional and early ballots have not been counted.
A portion of the package that would have benefited museums, the zoo and a memorial honoring the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and 18 others was voted down by 67 percent.
Proponents said the bonds would have benefited the city’s economy in the long run, but opponents said they would have increased property taxes again and that the county couldn’t afford to go into more debt.
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