Ducey Brags About ‘Largest Tax Cut in Arizona History’—One That Pretty Much Only Helps The Top 1%

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By Keya Vakil

January 13, 2022

During his eighth and final state of the state address on Monday, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey boasted about delivering wealthy Arizonans the “largest tax cut in Arizona history with the passage of the lowest flat tax in the nation.”

Indeed, once the regressive law is phased in, every Arizonan will pay only 2.5% in state income tax—a shift that will save those earning between $500,000 and $1 million a year more than $12,000, according to the state legislature’s budget analysts. In contrast, Arizonans earning between $75,000 and $100,000 will only save $231.

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  • Keya Vakil

    Keya Vakil is the deputy political editor at COURIER. He previously worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.

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