Small Business Comment on Today’s Prop. 208 Ruling

Date: March 11, 2022

Ballot initiative called an “ill-conceived idea that was forwarded by out-of-state actors”

Contact: Chad Heinrich, Arizona State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

PHOENIX, March 11, 2022—From Chad Heinrich, Arizona state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, the America’s largest small-business association, on today’s Arizona Superior Court ruling Proposition 208 unconstitutional.

“Arizona small business owners applaud today’s long-awaited Arizona Superior Court decision declaring Proposition 208 unconstitutional following the review it was instructed to undertake by the Arizona Supreme Court. Moving forward, Arizona’s small business owners have one less worry. Now that this ill-conceived idea that was forwarded by out-of-state actors is finally dead, small business owners can focus on growing Arizona’s economy, creating jobs and caring for their employees without fear of this soul-crushing tax.

“We look forward to Arizona’s policymakers now focusing on policies that grow Arizona’s economy and enable Arizona entrepreneurs to realize success. In 2021, small businesses contributed 72% of the net new jobs created in this state. Without Prop 208, small businesses will be more apt to hire new employees and grow their businesses in 2022 and for years to come.”

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