Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders, along with Glenn Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shared their business priorities of the upcoming legislative session.
“The special session that took place late in 2015 produced the education package that would inject $3.5 billion of new funding into our education system over the next 10 years,” Hamer said. “Probably the most important date this next legislative session will happen when voters go to the polls on May 17, and that’s critically important that voters pass Proposition 123. And not just for our K-12 education system but for all of our budget priorities, including all of our tax competitiveness items.”
“Prop 123 is not a silver bullet,” Sanders said. “As we look at the economy, we’ve had a year of our new economic development platform and what the data is telling us after talking with hundred of business owners is that their biggest priority right now is creating new jobs and what they’re going to need to do to build a stronger qualified workforce. So this is the centerpiece of an overall strategy.”
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