PHOENIX — Legislative leaders are replenishing the ranks of a committee that is supposed to review state income tax credits but that hasn’t met since 2015.
House Speaker J.D. Mesnard announced Wednesday his appointments of five representatives to the Joint Legislative Income Tax Credit Review Committee while Senate President Steve Yarbrough’s office says he appointed five senators Friday to serve on the panel.
The Arizona Capitol Times reported that apparent indifference had halted work by the committee, which is required by law to analyze and report on the effectiveness of credits.
Neither Mesnard nor Yarbrough until recently had appointed members. They assumed their current leadership posts in early 2017, and only one member, a senator, remained on the committee until the new appointments.