Arizona Making Progress on the Financial Health Front

Arizona Making Progress on the Financial Health Front

Reprinted from a work done by Eileen Norcross with the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.

This is an important ITP (Independent Third Party) analysis of the fiscal state of the State.  For the full article see http://mercatus.org/statefiscalrankings  Fiscal health is a direct measure of the policy outcomes of the legislature working with the executive branch, to achieve responsible tax policy.

Eileen’s result…

How Does Arizona Compare to Other States?

Arizona ranks 32nd among US states for its fiscal health, based on its fiscal solvency in five separate categories.

For FY 2013, …

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My Vision of Governance and Government

My Vision of Governance and Government

As a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives (LD-11), I am asked often, “what is your vision, your philosophy on government?”  While simple words come to mind like personal responsibility, social responsibility, fiscal responsibility, limited government free market economics come to mind, they seem more like bullet points, or sound bites.  Sound bites become labels quickly.

My highest level thought on government is this;

Government, should be no more than that which is absolutely necessary to carry out the mission of governance, and no less than …

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