Senate President Honored with Watchdog Award
(Phoenix-State Capitol) – Senate President Bob Burns has received the Arizona Tax Research Association’s Watchdog Award. The award recognizes Pres. Burns’ efforts over three decades to fight for the taxpayer and target wasteful spending. ATRA complimented Pres. Burns for his “almost singular focus” to control the growth of government. Burns is retiring in January. He was first elected to the Legislature in 1988, and served as Appropriations Committee Chair in both the House and Senate. The award was presented at the group’s annual Outlook Conference at The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. “It is moving. I am really appreciative for the recognition,” said Burns. Organized in 1940, the Arizona Tax Research Association is the largest and most respected independent and accurate source of public finance and tax policy information in the state.