AZ ACTION ALERT – Monday, April 21, 2014
Now that the budget has been signed by Governor Brewer (and thanks to her for cutting out a little bit of spending with line-item vetoes), the end of the legislative session is finally in sight!
While it looks like AFP-Arizona’s priority agenda is in pretty good shape, there is still more work yet to be done.
Here’s what we have left to do…
Please Take These Action Steps Now!
Three Victories on AFP-Arizona Priority Bills!
Victory #1: HB 2377, sponsored by Representative Justin Olson, protects Arizonans from falling victim to a hidden “inflation tax.” Arizona now joins the many other states that index tax brackets for inflation, so now Arizonans will be protected against being bumped into higher tax brackets when they receive a cost of living increase. Governor Jan Brewer signed this bill into law on Friday, April 11.
Victory #2: SB 1413, sponsored by Senator Steve Yarbrough and one of Governor Brewer’s top priorities this session, eliminates the sales tax on energy that manufacturers consume. This broad-based tax relief helps make Arizona an attractive place to bring business and jobs — and will allow our state to compete for the same type of economic growth seen in states like Texas. Governor Brewer signed this bill into law on Friday, April 11.
Victory #3: HCR 2005, sponsored by Representative Phil Lovas, will allow Arizona voters to determine on the November 2014 ballot whether terminally ill patients can have access to investigational medical products that may save their lives. A key victory for healthcare freedom, the bill passed the Senate on Tuesday and has been transmitted to Secretary of State Ken Bennett for placement on the ballot.
These are great victories, and AFP-Arizona is grateful to all of the activists who sent emails and made calls to legislators!
AFP-AZ Priority Bills Waiting on Gov. Brewer’s Signature!
Thank you for all your hard work as citizen lobbyists — your efforts played a crucial role in moving these bills successfully through the Legislature. With a simple signature from Governor Brewer, these will result in big wins for taxpayers, students, consumers and small businesses.
Help us keep up the fight!
AFP-Arizona needs to continue mobilizing grassroots activists to . You can help us do that by donating $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or any amount you can to ensure that we are able to continue our work. To support AFP-Arizona’s grassroots efforts, you can click HERE to go to our AFP-Arizona Donation Page.
I hope you’ll continue to stand with us as we fight together for the interests of Arizona’s taxpayers, consumers and producers!