Author Archives: AZTaxpayerAction

Adding to the Target List

One name that did not appear on our earlier list of 2014 legislative targets was Senator John McComish. McComish has decided he will not be running for re-election to the Arizona Legislature in 2014 – which explains Jeff Dial’s intention … Continue reading

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The 2014 Preliminary Primary List

After last year’s special session vote for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion by a handful of Republicans (who joined with Democrats), we pledged to hold accountable those who voted for it. Pending any 2014 legislative atrocities, we are releasing the following list … Continue reading

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What’s All This Fuss About Sales Tax?

Following the latest efforts to reform the way Arizona manages the transaction privilege tax aka sales tax revenue? We are. Here are two reports from KAET’s Horizon featuring Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small and Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman on Governor Jan Brewer’s … Continue reading

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Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts on Betsey Bayless Raise

Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts recently appeared on Arizona KAET’s Horizon to discuss the $125,000 pay raise awarded to Maricopa County Integrated Health System’s CEO, Betsey Bayless. We applaud Laurie Roberts for revealing the details on Bayless’ machinations that brings her … Continue reading

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No New Taxes, No on 204 Releases “5 Reasons”

PHOENIX — No New Taxes, No on 204 today released its newest television advertisement titled, “5 Reasons.” Business and community leaders across the state all agree that the $1 billion permanent sales tax burden that Prop 204 will place on hardworking … Continue reading

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Mesa Mayor Scott Smith on Arizona Proposition 204

Education has always been a major part of my life. My father, Dr. George N. Smith, was a highly respected teacher and school superintendent here in Arizona for over 35 years. As the superintendent of one of the largest school … Continue reading

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Prop 204 a giveaway to the construction industry

By Graydon Holt You have to hand it to the construction industry companies in Arizona that builds roads and public transit. They found a clever way to grab millions in taxpayer money every year without answering to the state legislators … Continue reading

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Prop 204 campaign hiding behind the children

By Graydon Holt The most offensive thing about Proposition 204 is the cynical ploy to hide behind young children to feather the nest of special interests. Never underestimate the gall of people who want to get their hands on the … Continue reading

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Prop 204 is a grab bag of earmarks and pork projects

By Graydon Holt It is time to tell the truth and label Proposition 204 the greatest earmark-spending scheme in the history of the state. We all know that earmarks are end runs around the taxpayers. Earmark professionals populate legislatures from … Continue reading

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Congressman Ben Quayle Opposes Proposition 204

Warns Taxpayers of the Negative Impact a Permanent Sales Tax Increase Will Have on Arizona’s Economic Development PHOENIX —Today, Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle joined State Treasurer Doug Ducey in opposition to Proposition 204. The unintended consequences of Prop 204 has … Continue reading

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