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  • Menu of Corporate Tax Reforms

    Posted on September 16, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    The clean-up of the corporate income tax code and the rate reductions that should result from it are just the first steps toward fundamental reform of the overall business tax regime in Arizona. The following is a menu of policy prescriptions, each of which will make Arizona's business tax climate more competitive in the region and the nation. The reforms are listed in order from least to most aggressive. Each of these proposals is designed to be enacted in single year: a multiple year phase-in of any tax cut delays and hinders the economic growth potential of the cut. Table 7 (click on the PDF button below) shows the one-year economic and revenue effects of each proposal. Additionally, spending cuts should be seriously considered to offset any revenue declines that might result from these reforms. For footnotes on the projections, refer to the full study.

  • Study Offers Six Options to Reduce Corporate Tax Rates

    Posted on September 16, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ-In a study released today by the Goldwater Institute, economist Stephen Slivinski examines Arizona's harsh business tax climate and proposes an "la carte menu" of corporate tax reforms, projecting costs and benefits in terms of job growth and budget impact.

  • Property Owners Threatened by Land Condemnations

    Posted on August 16, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ-Are property owners in danger of having their land taken by the government to make way for hardware stores and strip malls? In a study released today by the Goldwater Institute, land use and zoning attorney Jordan Rose argues that takings for private use are on the upswing in Arizona. Rose blames the 1997 redevelopment statutes, saying they have "gutted the Arizona Constitution's prohibition against taking private property for private use."

  • Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit a Model for Federal Reform

    Posted on August 01, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    $500 Credit Could Help 1.6 Million Needy Students, Save States $11 Billion

  • AFT Charter School Report Fails to 'Measure Up'

    Posted on July 17, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ-In a report released today, "Do Charter Schools Measure Up?" the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) calls for a moratorium on charter schools. However, the AFT report itself fails to "measure up" to sound standards of research and should be dismissed. Robert Maranto, a Goldwater Institute Associate Scholar who has published dozens of articles and books on charter schools, including School Choice in the Real World: Lessons from Arizona Charter Schools, offers these observations:

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