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Balanced budget can protect jobs, education and human services (access required)

Arizona faces huge challenges with the state’s economy and the state budget deficit. That is why Children Action Alliance, the Arizona Education Association, the Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition and Service Employees International Union have joined together with other organizations from across the state to form the Arizona Budget Coalition (ABC).

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Gun lobby takes on property rights (access required)

Traditionally, gun-rights advocates have extolled liberty. But lately in Arizona, the gun lobby has taken a strange and puzzling U-turn.Two bills in the Legislature would compel owners of commercial establishments to allow people to bring firearms onto their property. H2474 ...

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Arizona needs to cut capital gains, corporate income taxes (access required)

Economic development can mean many things to many people. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club believes economic development means establishing a state tax structure that is pro-growth, maintaining a regulatory system that is delicate and light and ensuring that the role of government in the economy is limited at most. Then let the market sort out the rest.

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Holdouts are the holdup to state budget fix (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns wisely has chosen to make solving the state's budget deficit job one for the Arizona Legislature. And yet after four months, they still haven't reached an agreement. What's the holdup?The holdup is holdouts. Republicans hold majorities ...

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