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Arizona Proposition 204 raises taxes during a recession

Posted: November 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The permanent sales tax rate increase under Proposition 204 defies logic by imposing a tax hike in the midst of the worst economic recovery in decades.  Proposition 204 would mandate a permanent one-cent increase in the state sales tax rate. At 6.6 percent, along with county and local sales taxes, Arizona would have the second […]

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Wide-ranging coalition opposes Prop 204

Posted: November 4, 2012 at 8:30 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Proposition 204 opponents have formed an unprecedented coalition of leaders throughout Arizona that has exposed the fatal flaws in the measure and rallied voters to defeat the initiative. The coalition has based its opposition to Proposition 204 on three key arguments: The proposition would impose a permanent one-cent increase in the state sales tax rate […]

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Arizona’s business community is united against Prop 204

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

In the final week remaining until Election Day, the Arizona business community is firmly united in opposition to Proposition 204.  Voters should pay close attention to business leaders concerned about a sales tax increase that will make Arizona less competitive in the effort to create jobs and recover from the recession. Led by the Arizona […]

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Hold school boards responsible for district problems

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Arizona voters will not be fooled by the phony fight created by Proposition 204 supporters that pits the state legislature against children in the classroom. Proposition 204 supporters say the taxpayers’ elected representatives cannot be trusted with education spending. These officials, they claim, will misuse public funds and shortchange the schools, depriving children of a […]

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Former Intel CEO opposes Prop 204

Posted: November 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Arizona voters should heed the warning of Craig Barrett, a business and education leader who opposes Proposition 204 for the measure’s failure to back education reform and its misguided increase in the state’s sales tax. Barrett is the former Chairman of Intel Corporation, one of Arizona’s top ten employers.  He is a graduate and former […]

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Mayors and city council members come out against Prop 204

Posted: November 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Mayors and City Council Members throughout Arizona have joined the campaign to defeat Proposition 204. These elected officials closest to the taxpayer know the pitfalls and false promises of Proposition 204 that will raise taxes and fund education bureaucrats instead of children in the classroom. Proposition 204 would impose a one-cent permanent increase in the […]

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Budgets outlined by Prop 204 lack transparency

Posted: October 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Arizona taxpayers should be outraged that the only accounting for $1 billion a year in education spending under Proposition 204 is an audit once every five years. The education elite that concocted the Proposition 204 scheme are asking taxpayers to fork over $1 billion a year with only a promise of an accounting audit once every […]

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Prop 204 does not improve education

Posted: October 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Taxpayers need to unite with concerned parents and teachers to oppose the misguided Proposition 204 that ignores calls for education reform and supports the wasteful status quo. Throwing an additional $1 billion a year at education under Proposition 204 will not produce better test scores, cut the number of dropouts, or improve graduation rates. It […]

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Arizona spends over half of its budget on education

Posted: October 29, 2012 at 9:15 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The education elites behind the Proposition 204 initiative are trying to sell the story that Arizona does not spend enough money on education. This is a myth. What they really mean is that they don’t like the elected officials given the authority to spend the taxpayers’ money. Their collective temper tantrum is aimed at the […]

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