Democrat Nancy Young Wright is running for a seat in Legislative District 26 House of Representatives. We asked her some questions on tax policy.
Do you support the repeal of the state property tax?
No, I do not. The state’s budget shouldn’t be weakened further by repealing taxes at this time. The County Equalization tax, which was suspended for three years, can help us balance our budget this year, and costs the average taxpayer about what they would spend on a pizza.
Do you support borrowing for school construction?
Yes. Arizona is the only state that tries to pay for school construction through cash reserves. It makes no sense to go into the red when we could borrow at a modest interest rate to build the schools our students need.
Any other quick thoughts you would like to add about tax or budget reform?
We need to create the budget in the open. The budget should be developed in the Appropriations committee; not behind closed doors. I’d be open to targeted tax cuts, but we must protect essential services such as education, essential human services and public safety, CPS and prisons.