Pinal candidate touts work done on state tax code

Sharon Girard

By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral

Arizona offers plenty of tax exemptions, and state lawmakers are considering even more, a Democratic candidate for Legislative District 8 said.

Even people who buy fine art don’t pay tax on it. “And my husband’s a painter, but I would be fine voting against that,” Eloy resident Sharon Girard said at a town hall and campaign event she held March 5 at the Florence Library & Community Center.

Other tax-free purchases in Arizona include horse vitamins and herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Buying a plane or even time-sharing a private plane is also tax-free, Girard said.

“So there are a lot of ways we have been cutting taxes in the state. Special interests get into the Legislature, puts their hand out and who gets hurt? The children, and the state, and all the other things that we really are mandated to do as state government.”

Lawmakers are considering still further tax cuts, with more than a dozen pending tax cut bills that would result in a loss of more than $671 million in school funding, Girard said.


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