An educated workforce is essential to a strong economy and attracting business. Arizona must continue to find innovative ways to deliver high-quality education to Arizona students. Responsibly ensuring tax dollars are directed into the classroom instead of towards administrative costs is a start. Schools should aim to spend a minimum of 60 percent of every dollar in the classroom. Parents know the best learning environment for their kids which is why Phil supports expanded voucher opportunities and school choice.
Phil believes in core conservative values that include limited government, fiscal responsibility and individual responsibility. A lean, efficient government that focuses on essential responsibilities is the most responsive government. Phil believes in free and open markets, the 2nd Amendment, school choice, state’s rights and he is pro-life. He also believes a strong family unit is the foundation for future economic and educational success.
A balanced state budget is the cornerstone of a fiscally responsible government. Economic competitiveness, tax and spending policies and accurate financial forecasting are dependent on a state’s ability to responsibly manage its finances. Arizona cannot return to the irresponsible bloated budgets and spending of the Napolitano years. Arizona faces serious budget challenges in the years ahead and the Legislature must conservatively balance the budget while paying off debt.
A robust, diversified and growing economy is Phil’s number one priority as a state representative. Every aspect of government is interconnected to the strength of Arizona’s economy. Low taxes, a balanced budget and an educated workforce comprise three of the main components of a healthy economy. Arizona must pursue policies improving these three areas and allow free market principles to drive our economic success. In Arizona, everyone should have the opportunity to be employed and produce their own economic success. Government should avoid policies that create burdens to that success and allow the free market to maintain control.