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Issue Position: Balancing the State Budget & Strengthening Arizona's Economy

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There is a dire need to balance our state budget and restore cuts to education, health care coverage, state parks and rest stops by repealing the 10 billion dollars in corporate loopholes and sales tax code. We must take advantage of federal funds, which leverage our state dollars to provide health coverage, like KidsCare and Adult Education. We also must review and repeal the more than $60 millions in taxpayer dollars are directed to School Tuition Organizations for private school tuition through the tax credit

program. These dollars did to be reinvested in our public schools. Fairness is also a must when it comes to sales taxes and tax credits. Currently tax credit have a review process but no sunset date therefore, no legislative action is required to continue the credits. Taxes on luxury services like Country Club Memberships and spa treatments remain tax free while poor working families pay taxes on necessities like school clothes and supplies.

Strengthening Arizona's economy requires not only the above but also following;

First, we need to follow the voter's lead by fully funding public education. A quality education system provides the skilled workforce that high-wage businesses need. We must create local jobs to enhance our economy based on Arizona's strengthens, our highly renown State Universities as well as our natural asset the sun. Arizona should already be the solar capitol of the world.

I will promote economy development by creating and promoting community and private partnerships to develop small businesses and attracting responsible community and environment-friendly industries.


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