Even with a billion-dollar budget surplus and record state revenues, Democrats in the Arizona legislature were united in their cause to raise taxes and fees on hardworking families.
How big was their tax hike push? Every Democrat in the State Senate and House voted to:
- Retain the $180 Million dollar VLT car registration fee and oppose any effort to repeal the car tax;
- Impose the largest income tax increase in Arizona history;
- Increase taxes by another $100 million by taxing online sales.
In total, the Democrat tax hike package would have cost taxpayers over $500 million dollars.
Fortunately, Republicans were successful in fending off the Democrat tax hike push by repealing the car registration fee and returning the additional tax revenue generated from tax conformity and online sales back to taxpayers.
Though taxpayers dodged a bullet, it does not appear the Democrats have been deterred from their relentless push to take more of their money. This is a fact that every voter should consider heading into the 2020 election.