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Jenny Abrams Wilson, vice president of Abrams Airborne Manufacturing Inc. in Tucson, said Arizona’s enterprise zone program has helped the company grow and add employees. House Speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, wants to expand the program as part of a larger bill he contends will create jobs. Rep. Tom Chabin, D-Flagstaff, who voted against the bill in the House Ways and Means Committee, said Democrats opposed Adams’ bill because he hasn’t demonstrated a clear return in jobs or capital investment and because the new requirements are so broad that the state could wind up giving tax breaks to less-desirable companies.

House Speaker Kirk Adams wants to expand tax incentives in enterprise zones. Rep. Tom Chabin says they're "lipstick on a pig." Read more»