A phased-in reduction of the state's capital gains tax was one of the very few bright spots in the 2012 legislative session. The economic freedom policy results from the session are presented in AFP-Arizona's 2012 Legislative Scorecard.
House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott, who earned the designation of Friend of Big Government on AFP-AZ's 2012 Scorecard, was largely responsible for killing several important pieces of legislation that passed the Senate -- reforms such as Paycheck Protection -- that would have reined in the power of government employee unions.
One of the very few bright spots in the 2012 session was the move by the legislative majority and Gov. Brewer to bank $450 million to cushion the fiscal drop when the Brewer Tax expires in the summer of 2013.
Take Action to STOP the AZ ObamaCare Exchange! Governor Brewer and many members of the Arizona Legislature earned low scores on the 2012 Legislative Scorecard released in June by the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity. The Scorecard is the 28th annual report card released by AFP-Arizona, which was formerly the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers. [...]
Was Bernanke right? Find out on July 31, 2012… Milton Friedman Memorial Debate On the 100th Birthday of a Great Hero of Freedom In response to the financial crisis of 2008, did Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke do the right thing by attempting to reflate the nation’s money supply and shore up the balance sheets [...]