190424 – AZRRT CALL TO ACTION – APRIL 24 * NO TO SCR1001 AND HCR2024 *

190424 – AZRRT CALL TO ACTION – APRIL 24

* NO TO SCR1001 AND HCR2024 *

“IT’S ONLY ONE PENNY FOR EDUCATION”

But… How much is enough?

Prop 301 sales tax increase for ed – 20 year extension – Not enough

Prop 123 trust fund raid for ed – Not enough

60% of state budget for education – Not enough

66% of property tax for education – Not enough

20 by 2020 education funding increase – Not enough

Numerous bond and override increases – Not enough

 Have YOU had enough of this nonsense?

 If so, contact legislators and request a NO vote on SCR1001 and HCR2024

 Via E-Mail the easy way, go to

https://azpeopleslobbyist.com/

 Via telephone, go to

https://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster/?body=S and
https://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster/?body=H

 

MORE INFORMATION

Both bills have identical language. One is from the house, the other from the senate. They call for a constitutional amendment to be approved by voters.

You may read the bills themselves by going to

https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/1R/bills/HCR2024P.htm  or

https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/1R/bills/SCR1001S.htm

The language is vague, perhaps intentionally. It is hard to determine if the proposed increase will be 0.40 percentage points, for a tax increase of 7.14%, or 1.00 percentage points, for a tax increase of 17.85%. But the increase is substantial either way.

 BOGUS ARGUMENT BY THE AZ GOP CHAIRMAN AND OTHERS

 Both bills have been languishing in their original chambers and it appeared that they were dead, until a few days ago when the AZ GOP leadership came out strongly in favor. They argue that we must put this on the ballot to offset an expected huge tax increase initiative by the red for ed gang. But this strategy never works. What is most likely to happen is that we guarantee either a huge tax increase or a smaller tax increase, but an increase either way. A better way to address this issue is to use our resources to fight the anticipated red for ed initiative, and wait to see what benefit we derive from recent education funding increases before we seek more increases.

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Taxes to the political class is the same thing as drugs to those that partake in them. There is never enough and they always want and need more. I think it is about time to force an accounting of every penny the schools get and where the money goes. Until they provide this accounting they can not ask for or receive one more cent of tax money. The officials who are unable to account will face prosecution for embezzlement. No more overrides, nothing until they comply and account.

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