- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a bill in the Arizona Legislature that aids developers (all times local):

8 p.m.

The Arizona House has reversed course and approved a bill giving developers more power to issue municipal bonds and levy taxes to pay for public infrastructure in communities they are building.

House Bill 2568 was rejected Thursday on a 32-28 vote, but after House Speaker David Gowan worked for hours to get more votes it passed during a 31-26 reconsideration vote. It now goes to gov. Doug Ducey for his consideration.

Eight Republicans broke ranks to reject House Bill 2568, but Gowan corralled enough support on a second try to have it pass.

The proposal would allow developers and land owners to automatically set up what’s known as a special taxing district. The units are run by boards with authority similar to governments, including the use of eminent domain.

Supporters said it would help bring jobs to the state. Opponents call the legislation a power grab by developers.

4 p.m.

The Arizona House has rejected a bill that would give developers more power to issue municipal bonds and levy taxes to pay for public infrastructure in communities they are building.

The vote remained open for nearly an hour as House Speaker David Gowan attempted to corral the votes necessary for his bill to pass. Eight Republicans broke rank to reject House Bill 2568 on a 32-28 vote Thursday. The bill could still come back, however.

The proposal would allow developers and land owners to automatically set up what’s known as a special taxing district. The units are run by boards with authority similar to governments, including the use of eminent domain.

Supporters said it would help bring jobs to the state. Opponents call the legislation a power grab by developers.

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This story has been corrected to show eight, not seven, Republicans broke rank to reject the bill.

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