When two billionaires write checks for a million dollars each I know there is a problem. I hope you will join me and vote NO on prop 123. Arizona is 50th in the nation for education spending per pupil. It is time for the Arizona legislature to fix this problem and not raid our state land trust. I know it is tempting to fund our schools for the next 10 years by dipping into this trust. But this eats into the principle of the state land trust. That money is earmarked and the government bureaucrats need to keep their hands off that money. This fund was intended to last in perpetuity for the education of all future generations not just this one.
Against prop 123:
Jeff DeWit current Arizona treasurer
Dean Martin former Arizona treasurer
Clark Dierks former Arizona treasurer
Ernest Garfield former Arizona treasurer
The state treasurer serves as the chief custodian of each state’s treasury and as the state’s head banker. Typically, he or she receives and deposits state monies, manages investments, and keeps track of budget surpluses and deficits.
When asked about the large donations to the pro-Prop 123 campaign, DeWit said that the money was provided by “the richest people in the state. From what I understand – what they say down there,” referring to the Capitol, “there is talk that they have been promised future tax cuts. There are cuts that are targeted to that, and that’s why they are giving the money. There is a reward kind of return. I have been told that there was a fundraiser at the Governor’s house where they wrote these checks. He invited them over, and there were some closed room talks and they wrote big checks. And that’s it.”
Mesa spends $6,814 per pupil where the national average is $11,841. Our children and our future deserve better.
Vote NO on Prop 123