Sunday, October 18, 2015



Proposition 1: FOR
   The Constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.
   This is a tax break on school taxes for the elderly and disabled.

Proposition 2:  FOR
  The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100% or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption of such a veteran took effect.
   This is to honor the veteran by not penalizing the surviving spouse with increased taxes upon the death of the veteran.

Proposition 3: AGAINST
   The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.
   How stupid is this!  Of course you want your employees at the job site.  

Proposition 4: AGAINST
   The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.
   This looks like a case of your lobbyists at work.

Proposition 5: AGAINST
   The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.
   Why would you want the county tax money to create and maintain private roads?  Only for rich people!

Proposition 6: FOR
   The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.
   This is an amendment to recognize that hunting and fishing by traditional methods are the preferred methods of managing and controlling wildlife population.  This helps keep the liberals at bay.

Proposition 7:  AGAINST
  The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use,and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt. 
   While this looks good on the surface, there should be a lot of discussion on this subject to verify this is the best way to handle the highways.  It ties up a lot of revenue specifically on roads, so if there is a downturn in the economy, the state's other services may suffer.

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1 comment:

  1. wish I had someone in Arizona that cared as much as you do. Thanks for all your time and energy!