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[COMMENTARY] AMA works to increase affordable housing, prevent harmful regulations

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By Courtney Levinus | AZBigMedia

The state of Arizona has been experiencing unprecedented levels of growth. Since 2006, the state’s renter population has increased by 383,460 people, while the state’s overall population has simultaneously grown by over one million people.

Our state’s strong economy, low taxes, and business-minded leadership has been attracting citizens from places like California, Oregon, and Illinois, where local laws disincentivize development and hinder growth.

Unfortunately, some bad West Coast ideas such as artificial price controls, inclusionary zoning and burdensome regulations have surfaced at the Arizona Legislature.

As a small handful of lawmakers attempt to introduce harmful legislation proven ineffective elsewhere in the country, it is important to remind everyone of the true root cause of our state’s housing affordability crisis: supply and demand.

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