Proposition recommendations by Americans for Prosperity Arizona Chapter:
- YES on Arizona Proposition 122: Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal Actions — Prop 122 will provide Arizonans with a way to protect themselves from overreaching and harmful federal policies. AFP-Arizona strongly endorses Prop 122.
- YES on Arizona Proposition 303: Use of Investigational Drugs, Biomedical Products and Devices — Prop 303 would allow terminally ill patients in Arizona to procure experimental drugs that have not completed the full FDA trial process (but have been deemed safe by FDA). AFP-Arizona strongly encourages citizens to vote YES on Prop 303 to protect the health and safety of terminally ill patients and strike a blow for the freedom of individuals to make their own health care decisions.
- NO on Maricopa County Proposition 480 – Prop 480 would spend $935 million to fund new and updated facilities for the Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. If passed, the proposition would result in a significant property tax increase, especially on small businesses. A typical small business with $1 million in assessed valuation will end up paying $7,800 for this bond measure. Maricopa County taxpayers already greatly subsidize health care for the less fortunate, and there are already sufficient health care options, including vast private hospital systems, available to Maricopa County residents. Prop 480 has little accountability for how the money is used, and it would subsidize government health facilities in unfair competition with private health care enterprises.
- NO on Pima County Proposition 415 — Prop 415 would issue $22 million in bonds for the expansion and renovation of the Pima Animal Care Facility. Pima County taxpayers are already being subjected to a property tax levy increase of $45 million, or approximately $50 on a typical house, and the Animal Care Center has already received a $1 million increase in its operating budget for expanded shelter operations, medical treatment, and spay/neuter programs.
- YES on City of Phoenix Proposition 487 – Prop 487 would solve the City’s nearly $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability problem by moving new employees to a plan similar to the 401k plans that are common in the private sector. Prop 487 would fix the City’s scandalous $190 million pension spiking problem by limiting the excess pension benefits given to current employees.