Arizona Manufacturers Council opposes Proposition 480

PHOENIX – The Arizona Manufacturers Council today announced its opposition to Proposition 480, a ballot measure in Maricopa County that seeks to sell over $935 million in bonds to fund facility needs for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS).

“Manufacturers understand and appreciate the positive role MIHS plays in our community’s healthcare landscape,” AMC Chairman Steve Macias said. “But our economy is still on the road to recovery. Now is not the time for a large tax increase on property owners.”

Macias says that manufacturers would be happy to work with MIHS to craft a bond package that is more reflective of the county’s healthcare needs.

“MIHS provides some critical health services to Maricopa County, but this bond package is too broad in its approach,” Macias said. “Should this proposition fail, we would be happy to sit down with MIHS and craft a new measure that makes more sense for business and taxpayers that the manufacturing community could support.”

About the AMC

The Arizona Manufacturers Council’s mission is to promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona. More about the AMC can be found at its website,

Contact: Amilyn Pierce at 602-708-8980





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