$1 Billion of state debt paid off, bolstering Arizona's credit rating and freeing up resources previously going to interest payments
Added $435 million to Rainy Day Fund, bringing total to $1.4 billion, better preparing our state for future economic downturns
DEFEATED legislation to make it easier for special interest groups to sue on development projects
$1 Billion for transportation infrastructure, including…
$400 Million to widen Interstate 10 at bottleneck between Arizona's two largest cities - Tucson and Phoenix
$1 Billion to secure Arizona’s water future - Augmentation, Reuse, Conservation
INITIATIVE REFORM - 3 REFERRALS TO APPEAR ON NOVEMBER 2022 BALLOT
60% supermajority required to pass an initiative
Initiatives limited to a single subject, same as regular legislation
Allows legislature to amend initiatives found by the courts to contain illegal language or to be unconstitutional. (Currently, the "Voter Protection Act" prohibits the legislature from making even the most basic and necessary changes to initiatives passed by the voters, irrespective of unintended consequences or court rulings.)
OSHA Letter The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently proposed to reconsider and revoke Arizona’s occupational safety and health plan (“State Plan”). If revocation if determined to be appropriate, the Arizona State Plan will be rescinded and federal enforcement over private sector employers would resume. Our goal is to advocate for the Arizona State Plan to ensure the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health (ADOSH) within the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) maintains oversight in order to avoid federal government intervention. NAIOP Arizona signed on to this business community letter which will be included in the official record of comments.
I-10 Widening letter NAIOP recently sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in support of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) grant application for $300 million in federal funding to widen the portion of I-10 between Chandler and Casa Grande. The state legislature recently passed $400 million in funding for this project to put Arizona in an excellent position to secure the “MEGA grant.” Read the letter we sent to Sec. Buttigieg.