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The Arizona Republic
Monday, March 21, 2016
Craig Harris
"It really undermines the public's confidence in government when they see people getting these kinds of benefit packages, especially if they are getting massages," McCarthy said.
Tucson Daily Star
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Carol Ann Alaimo
Pima isn’t the only Arizona school to use inflated enrollment figures to calculate its spending limit but it’s “probably the biggest abuser” of the current system, said Sean McCarthy of ATRA.
Phoenix Business Journal
Monday, February 22, 2016
Angela Gonzales
"These 18 school districts for decades have been allowed to spend considerable sums more than other districts," said Kevin McCarthy,
Aztec Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Nick Meyers
ATRA’s senior research analyst, Sean McCarthy, maintained that while multiple facets of state governance must adhere to expenditure limitation, community colleges are the only “jurisdictions” that have the ability to so freely dictate their budget.
The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Alia Beard Rau
Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, said his organization doesn't consider the funding proposal a tax hike, but more like a toggling of the amount owed under the existing tax structure. The amount residents in each district pay also can change annually based on changes in property values.
The Arizona Republic
Monday, November 2, 2015
Sean McCarthy
ATRA would prefer policymakers focus on improving its schools, not flagellate itself over a statistic which isn’t changing.
KJZZ
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Phil Latzman
NPR's Phil Latzman interviewed ATRA's Sean McCarthy about ballot measures on the November elections and inequities in school finance.
AZ Family
Monday, October 19, 2015
Dennis Welch
Sean McCarthy discussed school bonds and overrides and their impact on property taxes.
Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, October 19, 2015
Ben Giles
“We want lawmakers to make decisions with their eyes open and know truly what they’re up against. If they think they’re going to make some easy decision and crawl out of that low rank, we’ve got bad news for them…
The Arizona Republic
Monday, August 10, 2015
Mary Beth Faller
“If we can have an equitable finance system, it doesn’t bother me whether a school district has a higher need for administrators, because we’re going to give them equitable funding and they choose how to spend it."

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