Entries by Arizona Free Enterprise Club

The Success of Props 129 and 132 Is a Positive Step for the Future of Arizona

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Not every outcome of November’s frustrating and poorly run election was a disaster. While Maricopa County certainly dropped the ball, and we await the results of any lawsuits and investigations, voters passed some important initiative reforms. One of those came from Proposition 129, which earned 55 percent of the vote. This measure amends the Arizona […]

It Is Critical to Drain the School Board Swamp This November

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Public schools are out of control. And it’s going to get worse if we don’t do something about it. Unfortunately, for far too long, school board elections have been some of the most ignored around our state. But whether you have kids in public school, private school, or homeschool—whether your kids are out of school […]

Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Full List of Endorsements to Date for the 2022 Election

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The Arizona Free Enterprise Club is dedicated to advancing pro-growth economic freedom and limited government in our state. The following mission statement from the Club is in evidence by the tremendous success achieved over many years in advancing pro-growth policies and freedoms in Arizona. Following the mission statement are the Club’s recommendations for various state […]

Red4ED Is One of the Most Expensive Failures in Arizona Political History

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Push a sympathetic message. Drum up a bunch of misguided support. And then aim for a ridiculous tax increase. That was the strategy from Red4ED after it launched a little over four years ago. In that spring of 2018, the color red was popping up all over the place—from Facebook profile pictures to protests at the […]

If Hospitals Are Overwhelmed, Maybe They Should Stop Threatening to Fire Staff

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As if COVID hysteria hasn’t been bad enough, President Biden took it to the next level last month. In a troubling press conference, Biden announced vaccine mandates for private companies that employ 100 or more people—making sure to emphasize that this is not about “freedom or personal choice.” But this wasn’t the first time we’d […]

Surprise, Surprise! The Higley School District Scandal Has Been Largely Ignored by the Media

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Sometimes, it’s not just what the media says. It’s what they don’t say. Last week, the Arizona Auditor General concluded its financial investigation into Higley Unified School District (HUSD). And the findings of the report are mind blowing. The Auditor General found that HUSD’s former superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell, may have conspired with employees of […]

Biden Administration Wants to Silence People They Don’t Agree With

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“We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” Those were the words of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki last week, and they should send chills up and down your spine. It’s bad enough that we already have Big Tech playing speech police on a daily basis. Now, the federal government is flagging “problematic […]

Arizona Corporation Commission Won’t Give Up on Its Green New Deal Dream

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Some ideas need to be put to sleep. Maybe someone should tell that to the Arizona Corporation Commission. About a year ago, the commission quietly released its plan to impose California-style energy mandates in our state. While following in California’s footsteps for just about anything seems like a bad idea, that certainly rings true when […]

Free Enterprise Club Announces 2021 Legislative Scorecards

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The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released its Legislative Scorecard for the 2021 first session of the 55th Legislature. In preparing the scorecard, the Club conducted a thorough review of over 25 bills, key legislative action and votes taken by lawmakers this session with an emphasis on the Club’s supported or opposed bills as well as issues […]

Arizona Republicans Deliver Historic Tax Cuts

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After raking in cash from taxpayers amounting to a staggering $4 billion surplus, Governor Ducey and Republican legislators have delivered big with a historic tax cut this year. At full implementation, the cuts enshrined in SB1827, SB1828, and SB1783 will total $1.8 billion, and this couldn’t have come at a better time. While Arizona families […]