"We have enough money coming in, but it’s being poorly spent. Our current politicians are lining their pockets and giving to their rich friends."
I do NOT want to raise your taxes. We have enough money coming in, but it’s being poorly spent. Our current politicians are lining their pockets and giving to their rich friends. It’s time to stop that and invest in our communities. One huge example of this is the money being siphoned away from our public programs and into the falsely named “rainy day fund”. This fund is being used as security for loans turning our state coffers into a high risk bank.
Here is the program to "guarantee" loans made to Charter Schools, which are owned and operated by private entities. This is not helping our public education system. It was created in 2016 to allow Charter Schools to get a better credit rating and thus lower interest rates! It is funded by $100,00,000 in taxpayer money and can be leveraged at 3.5 to 1! Thus the total"exposure" for taxpayers is up to $350,000,000!!!
Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program , June 21, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Materials, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Office of Education, https://education.azgovernor.gov/edu/credit-enhancement-eligibility- board. LOANS GUARANTEED TO DATE Academy of Math and Sciences 23,465,000 GreatHearts Academies 34,240,000 GreatHearts Academies 19,500,000 Basis Schools, Inc. 3,830,000 Basis Schools, Inc. 31,750,000 Agribusiness and Equine Center 5,120,000 Academy of Math and Sciences 24,865,000 TOTAL $ 142,770,000
FUNDS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LOAN $207,230,000
We will continue to highlight the abuses in government and encourage you to sign the Outlaw Dirty Money ballot initiative petition.
Some examples of my opponent's self-service over the years:
Rusty Bowers has received tens of thousands of dollars in art commissions from groups seeking to influence him outside of election laws.
Investigation found Rusty Bowers was paid DOUBLE what a normal teacher would be and did not have required certifications.
Voting to protect himself and his well, despite hazard to underground water sources.
(Research credit to David Douthit)