Tax Reform

Americans are a hard-working bunch and should keep what they earn. Our ideas for tax reform reduce the burden of taxes while ensuring governments have the resources to focus on core responsibilities.

<p>Americans are a hard-working bunch and should keep what they earn. Our ideas for tax reform reduce the burden of taxes while ensuring governments have the resources to focus on core responsibilities. </p>

Phoenix—Today the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers have legal standing to challenge the hospital provider tax that is being used to fund a Medicaid eligibility expansion. The Court’s decision does not mean the hospital tax is legal or illegal; the decision simply allows the case to move forward and be heard on the merits. 

“After a year and a half of stalling tactics by the Brewer Administration, state lawmakers will finally have their day in court to challenge this illegal tax,” said Christina Sandefur, a senior attorney at the Goldwater Institute.

Contact: Charles Siler

(602) 633-8960

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: AZ GOV. FIGHTS COURT RULING GIVING 36 LEGISLATORS THEIR DAY IN COURT

Brewer violated a voter-enacted constitutional protection when she illegally forced Medicaid expansion through the legislature

 

Contact: Charles Siler

Numerous states are shaking off decades-old union shackles that have dampened job growth, weighed down economies, and created fiscal crises. The rust-belt states of Michigan and Indiana are the latest to convert to right-to-work states, putting them on a better footing for economic growth. 
 

 

 

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATE LAWMAKERS WILL TAKE AIM AT SPECIAL DISTRICT LOOPHOLES

Local Government Taxation on the Rise, as Special Districts Circumvent Spending Limits

In upholding the federal health care law’s individual mandate as a tax, Chief Justice John Roberts reiterated Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ promise that “[t]he power to tax is not the power to destroy while this Court sits.” With the IRS’ recent targeted investigations of tea parties, balanced budget advocates, and constitutional study groups across the nation, the Chief Justice may soon have the opportunity to keep his promise.

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