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Arizona House approves business property tax cut

Money Cash AP
Posted at 5:36 AM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 08:36:22-04

PHOENIX — Republican backers of a big property tax break for businesses had to lean on a fellow GOP lawmaker to get her to switch her vote, but the tax cut is now closer to heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his certain signature.

Wednesday’s party-line 31-28 victory for Republican Sen. J.D. Mesnard’s bill came after he teamed up with House GOP leaders to pressure Rep. Brenda Barton to change her vote to yes.

A minor House amendment means a second Senate vote is needed first.

It's the second year in a row that the Legislature has handed out property tax cuts to businesses over the objection of minority Democrats.