Letter: Smells like rat

Editor:

Courier article 29 Dec., “I Smell a Rat.” While our Senate President eyes a cap on corporate tax credits for school scholarships, all eyes should be on our Senate president.

Yarbrough served as executive director of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization all while sponsoring laws that expanded the financial support for that organization and family members affiliated with that organization. A perfect scenario for graft and corruption.

The family benefited with a $98K salary, $27K fringe benefits, $49K in rental income and $359K to wife Linda’s firm for accounting? Why is a scholarship program needed? Does this not override our school voucher program? Who gets these scholarships?

It’s unpleasant to call out a fellow Republican and one who “uses” Christian in his name. Unfortunately, this degrades both for which I have high regard. Yarbrough need to GO. Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, we all need to care how funds are used to benefit our schools. Politicians need to stay out of foundation, organizations, and entities where they can easily graft and corrupt the system. The whole thing may not be illegal; however it is suspect and I SMELL A RAT.

Joyce Bunch

Prescott