AZ House Passes Arizona Economic & Job Recovery Bill


For Immediate Release: January 28, 2010

WITHOUT A SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTE, BILL MOVES TO SENATE FOR PASSAGE

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (January 28, 2010) – The Arizona House of Representatives passed House Bill 2250, the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery Act, on a 34 to 25 vote. The bill now goes to the Arizona Senate.

HB2250, sponsored by Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and 29 other Republican members, provides for a fairer tax structure and puts Arizona on equal footing with those states that have better weathered the current economic downturn.

Specifically, the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery bill addresses four key areas:

  • Job creation and training programs
  • Incentives to attract new base industry companies to Arizona
  • Tax relief for large and small businesses
  • Economic development programs

Not one Democratic House member voted for the legislation geared to attract new business to Arizona and help grow Arizona out of the worst fiscal crisis in the state’s history.

“This legislation comes at a critical time,” said House Speaker Kirk Adams. “We must broaden Arizona’s economic base and create jobs. That’s what the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery bill does. We urge our colleagues in the Senate to move speedily on the bill’s passage so we can get Arizona on the right track in creating jobs and building our economy now.”

In yesterday’s Appropriations hearing, House Democrats failed to present a budget alternative or solutions. “While site selectors are continuing to bypass Arizona because of our non-competitive tax structure and lack of highly-targeted economic development programs, Democrats continue to use class warfare while refusing to offer any budget solutions of their own,” said Rep. Steve Yarbrough.

According to Representative Steve Court, “This legislation is a great step in growing our way out of this budget crisis while creating higher wage jobs for Arizona citizens. We must improve our quality of living on an individual level for each Arizonan. This bill will increase economic output.”

To learn more about the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery Bill visit the House Republicans’ Web site, Facebook or Twitter.


Comments

  1. Jon Altmann, ISCS, USN (Ret.) says:

    I am a small business owner and a principle in a new start-up coming to the market soon.
    I am not sure this bill benefits me.
    I had previously voiced my concern to Speaker Adams on this.
    I agree with the Speaker we need to broaden Arizona’s economic base. I am not sure it provides me tax relief.

  2. This is great news.

    I heard Speaker Adams discuss this bill on Tuesday night, and I believe that this is a step in the right direction. Our state needs new businesses to relocate here, and tax incentives make a huge difference. When businesses come, jobs follow.

  3. kralmajales says:

    Not only does it not provide the tax relief to small businesses that it could, it is also a series of tax cuts from an already low tax base and at a time when our budget is so in deficit that it is simply irresponsible.

    Same old theory that has NEVER worked. Cutting taxes to the level we have it now…especially during times of these kind of deficits will NOT…NOT…NOT create economic growth and WILL WILL WILL create more deficits.

    Adams and his ilk are ruining what was left of Arizona….

  4. kralmajales says:

    What Adams describes is simply gambling. It is gambling…it is some kind of joke bet on the lives of Arizonans that if they pass this crap that it might create economic development and more taxes dollars.

    That is a gambling. Hell just open sports bets here…it is no different.

  5. kralmajales says:

    This quote is the most ridiculous of all…

    While site selectors are continuing to bypass Arizona because of our non-competitive tax structure and lack of highly-targeted economic development programs, Democrats continue to use class warfare while refusing to offer any budget solutions of their own,” said Rep. Steve Yarbrough.

    Yarbrough, you an idiot, a first class idiot. I cannot believe you can believe this. Arizona has one of the lowest tax rates in the nation. They are by-passing our state because the Chamber of Commerce (look it up folks) gives us a FREAKIN “D”
    in education and considers our state as one that has a poor workforce.

    We can’t compete because no one wants to live here and they don’t have a highly skilled workforce.

    PERIOD.

  6. Just wait till this winter is over and watch the population of Arizona shoot thru the roof. This “global warming” blizzard-fest coupled with DEMOCRATIC PARTY PROMISING PUNITIVE TAXING OF OIL AND ELECTRICTY is going to spur a human migratory wave south.

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