Kavanagh in The News
Kavanagh Stops Raid on Growing Smarter Funds (Scottsdale Republic Editorial)
Kavanaghs of Fountain Hills...Public Service
Opposing View: We're protecting our citizens (USA Today Newspaper Column)
Another View: Arizona immigration law echoes U.S. law (USA Today Newspaper Column)
16038 E. Seminole Lan
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone: (480) 837-5612
No Tax Increases
Representative Kavanagh opposes tax increases. In these difficult economic times government must allow the people to keep as much of their money as possible. Taking money from the private sector to unreasonably grow government will only slow down the recovery. Government tightened its belt during the recession and must now learn to live within its means.
Representative Kavanagh helped write and supported individual and business tax cuts and other incentives to stimulate the economy and create more jobs. These policies have made Arizona's economic comeback amoung the fastest in the nation.
Representative Kavanagh is a strong fiscal conservative. As chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, he crafted budgets that cut over $3 billion in government spending and has opposed tax increases. Kavanagh will also control new spending so that it is sustainable and responsible.
Stop Illegal Immigration
Representative Kavanagh co-sponsored and helped write SB1070, Arizona's tough anti-illegal immigration law. Kavanagh also wrote the law requiring that all levels of government check for proof of legal presence before issuing anyone a license of any type. He is a strong opponent of illegal immigration and a defender of Arizona's policies in the local and national media.
Representative Kavanagh believes that educationis the foundation of our future and should be properly funded with accountability and enforced standards. Whed education funding needed to be reduced due to the recession, Kavanagh kept most cuts out of the classroom. Now that funds are returning, Kavanagh helped restore $177 million in funding increases tied to performance standards and accountability.
Less Government Regulation
Kavanagh also introduced sucessful bills to reduce unnecessary government regulation. When a local daycamp was in danger of closing due to excessive fees and over-regulation, Kavanagh changed the law. When the local owner of beauty salons complained because state law required that salon managers who did not perform hairdressing duties be licensed as hairdressers nevertheless, Kavanagh changed the law. Deregulation and constituent services are important to Kavanagh.