During campaign season, a lot of politicians talk about creating jobs. But most don’t have a record of creating jobs or passing policies that unshackle job creators. As Speaker of the Arizona House, I authored and passed the Arizona Competitiveness Package, also known as the Jobs Bill. A recent article in the Arizona Republic outlines the positive results of the law. A few highlights of the article are below.
Business Facilities magazine has ranked Arizona No. 1 nationally for new-business start-ups, largely on the shoulders of property-tax reforms and regulatory reforms that reduce costs for new businesses.
“That made me more pleased than anything,” said Kirk Adams, a former Republican House speaker who sponsored the pro-business tax reforms and now is running for Congress. “Arizona being Number 1 for new start-ups showed that our broad-based reforms really helped us right away.”
Interim CEO Sandra Watson told Site Selection magazine in May that the Adams-sponsored reforms passed in February 2011 — known as the Arizona Competitiveness Package — spawned “a 350 percent increase in projects that we are working on at a state level.”
Do you believe Washington needs results like these? I do. And I know that I can take common sense Arizona solutions to Washington. Please vote Kirk Adams next Tuesday, August 28th.