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What's next when sales tax sunsets?

City officials ponder uncertain future regarding Legislature's actions

Since the state regularly commandeers city funds and shared revenue - despite temporarily increasing sales tax by 1 cent last year - some worry that once the tax sunsets June 1, 2013, Kingman will take a bigger financial hit than it already has.Arizona voters approved the sales-tax hike, which went into effect June 1, despite opposition from Mohave County voters. Proponents of the tax estimated it would raise more than $1 billion.