Recent Publications

  • Richard Stavneak Highlights Budget Deficits
  • Chad Heinrich Named 2023 ATRA Outstanding Member
  • Bill Molina Elected ATRA Chairman
  • Alan Maguire Provides Comprehensive Review of U.S. and Arizona Economies
  • ATRA Briefs Major Tax Issues for 2024
  • Tax Litigation Continues to Impact Arizona Public Policy
  • Legislative Leaders Address Outlook
  • Stephanie Do Addresses National Tax Issues
  • FY24 County Budgets Still Flush With Cash
  • State & Local Debt Nears $39 Billion in FY 2022
  • Fall Events: ATRA Golf Tournament & Outlook Conference
  • City Budgets Remain Strong With Billions in Reserves
  • $3.5 Billion in K12 School Bonds on November Ballots
  • ATRA Outlook Conference (Nov 17th) & Golf Tournament (Nov 3rd)
  • Community College FY 2024 Budgets Up 5%; FTSE Down 5%
  • AZ Teacher Pay Jumps to 32nd in Nation
  • Colleges Secure a Fourth Year of Freedom from Expenditure Limits

ATRA in the News

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Kevin McCarthy

Opinion: Voters should read the fine print in election publicity pamphlets. Bonds absolutely extend the life of the taxes you pay.

Chamber Business News
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Robert Clark

“Proposition 132 will provide an added degree of protection for Arizona taxpayers regarding future efforts to increase taxes in statewide elections,” Arizona Tax Research Association President Kevin McCarthy said. “Ensuring that future tax increases garner broad public support is good policy and creates needed stability in Arizona’s tax code.”

State Press Magazine
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

“'The more the taxpayers figure out the game that’s being played, that they’re paying taxes and other people aren’t, it undermines the legitimacy of the whole operation.' McCarthy.”

The Center Square
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Cole Lauterbach

With increased values come higher property tax bills, but Arizona Proposition 117 ensures homeowners in places like Phoenix don’t fall prey to a sudden increase that matches its 30% home value spike over the past year.