Republican leaders responded today to the governor’s budget action.
Senate President Bob Burns: “The Legislature had hoped to avoid negatively impacting our fragile economy with a record tax increase in the midst of a recession. We believe we provided the governor with a responsible budget. Now we have more questions than answers, but – again – we will continue to work towards a responsible budget for Arizonans.”
House Speaker Kirk Adams: “While no budget is perfect, the one sent to the Governor was both responsible and pro-economic growth. The Governor’s actions today have increased the structural deficit at the expense of Arizona’s taxpayers. To expect citizens to fund additional government spending by imposing the largest property tax increase in Arizona’s history will not only exacerbate the current economic crisis, but also result in an additional burden to families.”