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Fred DuVal on Tax Reform

 


Eliminating the state income tax is bad math

Q: Would you work to cut or eliminate state income taxes?

A: Eliminating the state income tax is bad math, bad budgeting and a truly bad deal for our children's education. Simply put, eliminating the state income tax would force us to close schools. Eliminating the state income tax would cut nearly $4 billion out of our $9 billion budget. After the devastating education cuts during the recession, our children's schools couldn't sustain the additional cuts from eliminating the income tax.

Source: KSAZ Fox 10 Phoenix on 2014 Arizona governor race , Jul 28, 2014

We need low, competitive taxes, and simplified sales tax

Q: How does the state need to adjust its tax system?

A: We need low, competitive taxes and in recent years, Arizona has moved in that direction, to where most businesses will say the tax situation here is very favorable. It's about as favorable as anywhere in the country. What they're looking for is workforce, so we've got to focus on that. I see the streamlining of the state's complex sales-tax system is the hot topic now and I think will be resolved in a compelling and smart way. We've got to simplify the sales tax. Secondly, we've got, in parts of our tax code, sort of antiquated taxes and antiquated exemptions. I think we need to bring our overall system into the 21st century.

Source: Tucson Weekly Q&A on 2014 Arizona gubernatorial race , Apr 25, 2013

Other governors on Tax Reform: Fred DuVal on other issues:
AZ Gubernatorial:
Doug Ducey
Frank Riggs
Jan Brewer
JL Mealer
Phil Gordon
AZ Senatorial:
Jeff Flake
John McCain

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry
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Election 2013:
New Jersey:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
Virginia:
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

 

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