Can Arizona offset negative impact of high tax Prop. 208?

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.)

By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News

Arizona’s state Senate Finance Committee met last week to discuss what the new tax law that resulted from passage of Proposition 208 last month will mean for the state’s economic future and what can be done to offset potential negative consequences. 

While the new tax is meant to tax the wealthy to help fund education, it has an unintended consequence: It will affect tens of thousands of small businesses as well. 

Senator J.D. Mesnard

That could have dire consequences for Arizona’s economic health, said the chair of the committee, Senator J.D. Mesnard (R-Chandler), who scheduled the meeting to hear from legislative budget analysts and others on what the impact will be. 

“We don’t want to become a flyover state,” Mesnard said when referring to Arizona’s future economic development prospects.

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