No on 480 Releases First TV Ad

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first NO on Proposition 480 TV ad today.

Proposition 480 would impose a $1.6 billion tax increase on Maricopa County property owners for a new government run, county hospital. Many believe that the price tag for what amounts to a blank check is too high for a special district with a relatively narrow mission.

Supporters of Prop 480 don’t want to talk about the price tag. Neither do they want to explain how they are spending $600,000 of taxpayer money to run a feel good branding campaign in conjunction with the referendum campaign.

If you agree that Prop 480 is a bad idea at a bad time, please forward this ad to your friends via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or other social media outlets. Please help us get out the word that the price of Prop 480 is just too high.


Prop. 480 is a $935 million blank check

McCarthy: Proposition 480 is a poorly planned and poorly timed “Hail Mary” pass for Maricopa Medical Center. In Proposition 480, Maricopa County voters are being asked to approve the third-largest bond/tax increase in Arizona history. The county hospital proposes to sell $935 million in bonds that will be paid back through higher property taxes. Including interest, this staggering request will cost property taxes a whopping $1.6 billion over the next 27 years. To make matters considerably worse, Prop. 480 proposes to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to provide health-care services. Visit Martin Chitwood‘s website to find out more.


AZCentral: Formal opposition to county hospital bond measure begins

Opposition to a $935 million bond for Maricopa County’s special health-care district is gaining steam, with a formal campaign launched Monday against the measure, Proposition 480. Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, is chairman of the opposition campaign. Executives from the four largest private hospital systems in the Valley — Abrazo Health, Banner Health, Dignity Health and Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network — also oppose the measure. Prop. 480 asks Maricopa County voters to authorize during the Nov. 4 election a bond of up to $935 million.