A proposed tax break for some religious groups could be the first test of Governor Doug Ducey's allegiance to the state's powerful Religious Right forces.
Former Governor Jan Brewer last year vetoed a bill that would have made a property-tax exemption for religious groups that lease their places of worship. An extremely similar version of that bill, backed by the notorious Center for Arizona Policy, is already gaining momentum again this year.
Perhaps the Center for Arizona Policy is expecting Governor Ducey to be a little more friendly to their cause than Brewer.
"I can't imagine why it would be back otherwise," Secular Coalition for Arizona lobbyist Tory Anderson tells New Times.More »