Media 2019 & 2020

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What Can Small Business Expect From the Legislature in 2019

January 2019 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Arizona PBS invited a panel of speakers, including Chad, to speak about the legislative year in 2019. This resulted in several constructive discussions around public policy.

Arizona’s Role in Today’s National Economic News

January 2019 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Featuring NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends data, this article focuses on growth and Arizona’s uptick in job openings.

NFIB Praises Tax-Conformity and Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification

May 2019 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Chad had a number of impressive quotes in this article, including “It was also good to see Arizona get closer to having a single statewide retail sales tax base. The policy adopted will help simplify the taxation of online sales made by remote sellers. Business compliance and administration will be easier because of what the Legislature adopted. Because Arizona has one of the most complex sales tax systems in the country, policy changes required more consideration following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision which allowed states to tax online sales from out-of-state sellers.”

Comment on Today’s State-of-the-State Speech

January 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Direct representation and comments that represent the small business community are the backbone of NFIB’s member representation and records.

NFIB Arizona Takes Message to TV Audience

January 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

NFIB’s take on the PBS interview Chad and others did, promoting small businesses.

Local Comment on Today’s Continued Good Economic News

January 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Pre-COVID19 this report reflected increase hiring and growth for Arizona businesses.

Small-Business Owners to Meet at State Capitol, Thursday

January 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

In Arizona, February 13th is Small Business Day, which allows the state government to interact directly with business owners and talk about proposed (and current) legislation.

Loans Now Available to Arizona Small Businesses Hit Hard by Coronavirus

March 2020 - Phoenix Business Journal

In this article, Chad is referenced talking about how COVID19 would affect the economy and working people in Arizona. This was early on in the pandemic and speaks about economic relief.

Valley Business Surveys: Prime Concern is Access to Funding to Stay Afloat Amid Coronavirus

March 2020 - Phoenix Business Journal

During the beginning of the pandemic funding and relief funding was essential; “The coronavirus pandemic's toll on Phoenix-area businesses and related concerns has ramped up the need for immediate access to funding to pay expenses and avoid closure.” This is an excellent example of how having a government affairs consultant can help position a business or brand in the media.

Arizonan Gives Congressional Testimony on Online Sales Taxes

March 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Tax Law across Arizona and the United States is a complicated issue; many companies have had a difficult time with the 2018 Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair. Brad Scott, owner of Halstead Bead, spoke before several committees to speak on the difficulties his business has faced.

Poll: 54% Applying for Total PPP Loan Forgiveness

May 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

The PPP loans impacted many businesses, with many finding the 75% payroll rule difficult for the smaller businesses to meet. May was three months into the pandemic and the results from this survey were shared among the business community.

Local Comment on Today’s Small Business Survey Results

May 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

This was a comment on the PPP statistics; this included 77% of owners filled our the application and 61% saying they received the funds.

My View: Lawmakers Should Focus on Covid-19 Liability Protection

June 2020 - Phoenix Business Journal

COVID-19 hit businesses hard: it's important that businesses continue to run, so the economy can thrive and people can stay employed. Referenced in this article is the Small Business Economic Trends.

Small Business Optimism Survey Shows Growing Confidence After Initial Covid-19 Hit

June 2020 - Phoenix Business Journal

This article was published earlier this year; Chad was speaking on behalf of NFIB and cited several statistics about economic recovery. Chad’s role as a corporate government relations for NFIB is both optimistic for the economy and small businesses.

Small Business PAC Announces Primary Election Endorsements

June 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

A press release talking about candidate endorsements for 2020.

Failure to Adjust for Inflation Makes Prop. 208 Destructive

June 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

NFIB and many public affairs consultancies were against Prop 208, which would raise income tax to 8% to fund education, from 4.50%. Chad was quoted as saying “Ten years from now, $250,000 won’t have the same buying power as it does today, yet more taxpayers will find themselves falling into Proposition 208’s new 8% income tax rate.”

Failure to Adjust for Inflation Makes Prop. 208 Destructive

June 2020 - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

NFIB and many public affairs consultancies were against Prop 208, which would raise income tax to 8% to fund education, from 4.50%. Chad was quoted as saying “Ten years from now, $250,000 won’t have the same buying power as it does today, yet more taxpayers will find themselves falling into Proposition 208’s new 8% income tax rate.”

COVID-19 relief proposal would extend Paycheck Protection Program

July 2020 - The AZ Mirror

Advocating for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program, Chad is quoted here talking about retail items and the demand for products.

NFIB Arizona: Killing the Cash Cow that Funds Arizona Education

October 2020 - Prescott ENews

"The drafters of Proposition 208 may have brazenly believed voters in Arizona could be easily hoodwinked in supporting what proponents are selling as a tax on the other guy. But Arizonans who support small business see this foolhardy proposition for what it is: The Small Business Destruction Act." Originally published in the Phoneix Business Journal. 

Voters to Decide on New Tax for Schools, Prop 208

October 2020 - ParkerPionner.net

Chad is quoted in this article as the Arizona State Director for NFIB, where he calls Prop 208 the "Small Business Destruction Act." 

As COVID Adds Hours and Challenges, Teachers Look to Proposition 208 for More School Funding

October 2020 - Cronkite News

With Arizona losing many of its teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking outside the state for work. There are teachers who believe that Prop 208 will help bridge that gap, but many, including NFIB, are skeptical. 

Proposition 208's Income Surtax on Arizona High Earners Draws Fierce Debate

October 2020 - Phoniex Business Journal

The arguments for and against Prop 208, a highly contested bill meant to support education through an income tax increase, are laid out in this article. Chad was quoted in his role for NFIB.

Economic Development Advocates Look to Mitigate Damage from Prop. 208 Passage

November 2020 - Chamber Business News

Prop 208 passed in Arizona - many small business interest groups and organizations are dismayed at the outcome. Chad is quoted saying “Prop. 208 ignores a well-established tenet of taxpayer protection that drives a stake further into the hearts of Arizona small business owners... Without an annual adjustment for inflation, each year, more small business owners will continue to find themselves subject to the 77.7 percent increased income tax rate. Even those businesses with steady, but not increasing, business income will eventually be snared in the Prop. 208 trap.”

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