The Arizona Capitol Times
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Jennifer Stielow
Several proposals have come before the Arizona Legislature to loosen confidentiality protections and this year’s session brought yet another challenge under SB1242. The bill would allow the release of confidential taxpayer information to a third party to assist government in performing its tax administrative duties.
National Post (Canada)
Friday, March 10, 2017
Kelly McParland
“Fundamentally, what you are doing is you are going into the state general fund and you are appropriating dollars to a private concern,” Sean McCarthy of the ATRA told the Arizona Republic.
Phoenix Business Journal
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Mike Sunnucks
NAIOP-AZ was among the real estate groups opposed to the new bill but worked out some compromises with the legislation's sponsor, Rep. Vince Leach, R-SaddleBrooke, and the Arizona Tax Research Association. The measure now moves its way to the Arizona Senate.
East Valley Tribune
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Jim Walsh,
Sean McCarthy challenged the Coyotes’ argument that the team is creating new tax dollars by building an arena on a vacant site. “You are not creating new disposable income. You are moving dollars around,” McCarthy said. “You can’t argue that moving dollars from one stadium to another is creating new dollars.”
Arizona Republic
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Laurie Roberts
“Fundamentally, what you are doing is you are going into the state general fund and you are appropriating dollars to a private concern,” said Sean McCarthy of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
Phoenix Business Journal
Friday, December 2, 2016
Mike Sunnucks
McCarthy said sports teams need to pay for their own facilities... and the ASU development district where the new arena is proposed already retains property taxes within that district. “It’s already the mother of all property tax TIFs,” McCarthy said.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Dan Nowicki
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2015/01/31/arizona-... From Derrick Hall of the Arizona Diamondbacks emceeing Gov. Doug Ducey's inauguration to U.S. Sen. John McCain lounging with Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill at a game, politics and sports are mixing in Arizona more than ever.
Arizona Republic
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sean McCarthy
Arizona's debt has nearly doubled in the last decade. How elected officials are obtaining it is even more troubling.
Arizona Republic
Friday, April 4, 2014
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
An Arizona Commerce Authority spokesman said the film industry is not one of the agency's priorities.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, March 28, 2014
Editorial Board
A 2009 ATRA study of the effects of Prop. 203 found that its passage decimated revenue flowing to a pair of health-care-related funds that rely on tobacco taxes. The Tobacco Tax & Health Care Fund and the Tobacco Products Fund together lost over $50 million in funding from 2006 (the year Prop. 203 passed) to 2008.


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