Home Correction letter Reject Proposition 130. It distorts the actual agenda (correction of previous letter)

Reject Proposition 130. It distorts the actual agenda (correction of previous letter)

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The Arizona constitution requires voter approval to change personal property tax rates. This proposal removes your right to approve or reject changes to the amounts of property tax exemptions allowed in Arizona. The wording of the ballot is misleading: “…disabled veterans, widows and widowers”. Seems very nice, right? But look at page 73 of your publicity brochure on the general elections. Concurrent Senate Resolution 1011 (from which this proposal derives) states that the proposal ALSO applies to farm and business property tax exemptions.

This means lawmakers will be free to grant more generous exemptions to two of their favorite contributors, big business and agriculture, WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL.

Even Senator Martin Quezada, the Democratic candidate for Treasurer of Arizona, spoke out AGAINST this proposal in a recent Zoom meeting that presented arguments for and against each proposal.

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Let our elected officials know that you will not be “played”. Reject Proposition 130 to retain what little control we have left to limit tax breaks for the wealthy.

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.