URGENT ACTION ITEM
Dear Arizona Taxpayer,
This coming Tuesday, January 31, the pro-taxpayer Truth-in-Spending reform bill will be considered in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senate Bill 1275, sponsored by Senator Steve Smith (R-Pinal County), would require a special vote if the Legislature wants to increase state spending at a rate that is faster than the rate of growth of state population plus inflation. The bill is also a government transparency measure, and would require the Legislature to give the public two weeks' notice before holding a public hearing to allow for taxpayer input before the vote.