Governor Jan Brewer addressed the 49th Arizona legislature in a joint session yesterday, proposing a five-part plan to help the state recover from a projected budget shortfall of $3 billion. Though she urged approximately $1 billion in budget cuts, the governor simultaneously called for a $1 billion tax increase,without specifying which tax she planned to hike or the duration. This plan must be stopped.Take Action and tell your elected officials you oppose these tax hikes. Please follow-up your message with a phone call to Governor Brewer at (602) 542-4331.Arizona’s economy is already struggling. The last thing the state needs is increased taxes. Long term prosperity follows permanent tax cuts, reducing regulations that stifle business, and supporting growth in the private sector. People are the driving force of economic expansion and money is best left in their hands. Contact your elected officials and urge them to cut spending without increasing taxes. Governor Brewer should cut the waste and use taxpayer dollars more responsibly. Families around the state are doing more with less and there’s no reason the state can’t stick to a budget as well. Also, make sure you check out IamWith Rick.com. Many of you have seen the Taxpayer Tea Parties spreading around the country and you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in Arizona! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts.You can rsvp by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you.As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American people to defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!These are two great ways to fight the tax and spend plans that affect us all. Tell your state leaders Arizona can’t afford a $1 billion tax hike and join us at a tea party.Thank you for your ongoing support of FreedomWorks and our fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.