December 21, 2022
Eight years ago – in 2014 – Doug Ducey became Governor Doug Ducey. Eight years ago, the Arizona government had a $1 billion deficit and a sluggish economy. Today, Arizona has a record surplus, a balanced budget, and a booming economy. Each of these things happened because Governor Ducey and his administration worked with the state legislature, as well as key groups and individuals to reduce regulations, create new jobs, and both reform and simplify taxes in each of his eight years in office.
Congressman Erik Paulsen visited with Governor Ducey last week in a look back and look forward interview. The Governor talked about his role as chief salesman for Arizona, the new 2.5% flat tax – the lowest flat tax in the nation – a diversified economy, his commitment to education, and so much more.
This is a wonderful interview. It is a fitting way to summarize the successes of the past eight years, and an appropriate way to wrap-up our Total
Spectrum Spotlight series for 2022. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all best wishes for a healthy and successful New Year – for us all.