Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wheeler serving on Income Tax Reform Task Force Protecting the middle class top priority

Wheeler serving on Income Tax Reform Task Force
Protecting the middle class top priority

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIXHouse Minority Whip Bruce Wheeler, D-Tucson (District 10), is serving on the newly created Joint Task Force on Income Tax Reform.  This committee, charged with examining Arizona’s personal income tax system, is meeting for the first time today.

“Making any changes to the personal income tax system in our state will have far reaching effects,” Wheeler said. “It has to be done right. The system should be equitable and protect the interests of the middle class. We also have to be careful that we do not make changes that would jeopardize state funding for education or vital programs.”

Wheeler is one of thirteen people serving on the committee, which includes elected officials, members of the business community and representatives from several conservative policy organizations. The committee will convene twice a month until December and is expected to make policy recommendations to the Legislature.

“I feel it is my role to be the advocate for middle-class families on this committee. First and foremost, we must safeguard their interests amid any attempts to change the system,” Wheeler said.

Today’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona House of Representatives in House Hearing Room 1.



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