Doug Ducey on Government Reform
Repeal laws to stimulate economic growth
All too often a government's success is measured by how many bills are passed. We all have priorities this year. But as you debate new laws, I call on you to ask: Is this the proper role of government? Are we expanding freedom--or limiting it?
In that spirit, in the governor's office, we've identified hundreds of buried regulations that state agencies have imposed on Arizonans through the backdoor, hurting businesses large and small. Stifling job creation and progress.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Arizona legislature
, Jan 11, 2016
State government hiring freeze
To balance the books, we're going to institute a state government hiring freeze--with protections for vital areas, like public safety and child safety. However, when it comes to bureaucracy, we're cutting back. The government can't take on any new
expenses when we can't afford the ones we already have.
Our budget does what budgets are supposed to do. It prioritizes vital commitments that Arizonans value the most--public safety, justice, classrooms, and aid to the needy and vulnerable.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Arizona Legislature
, Jan 12, 2015
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