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Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, January 20, 2012
Luige del Puerto
Kevin McCarthy, the group’s president, said a 5 percent limit produces more stability by establishing a steadier growth pattern — something that is less vulnerable to wild swings in valuations that could, in turn, lead to higher jumps in tax bills.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Robert Robb
In public-opinion polls, voters uniformly say they favor more spending for K-12 education. Yet, on Tuesday, voters rejected a majority of school-district ballot measures that would have authorized more spending. According to the fiscal eagle-eyes at the Arizona Tax Research Association, there were 51 such measures on the ballot Tuesday. Only 22 of them passed.
The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Robert Robb
As one of his last actions as speaker of the House, Jim Weiers announced that he would appoint a blue-ribbon committee to make recommendations about ways to make state revenues less susceptible to such large cyclical swings. The commission apparently isn't going to get off the ground. But this is but the latest step in a long and futile odyssey to find a new tax system for Arizona that would produce more stable revenues.
The Associated Press
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The average property tax rate in Arizona dropped this year. A business-backed advocacy group, the Arizona Tax Research Association, reports that the statewide average fell from $10.04 per $100 of assessed valuation in 2007 to $9.23 in 2008. The association says one factor behind the decrease is a state requirement to lower tax rates to offset valuation increases.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, December 12, 2008
Jeremy Duda
Legislative Republicans view the state’s equalization property tax as a ticking time bomb that will go off in 2009, but optimism abounds that Jan Brewer’s pending ascension to the Governor’s Office will help them cut the fuse before the clock reaches zero.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Matthew Benson
Proposition 105 is just one sentence. Seventy-one words about Arizona's ballot-initiative process. But uncertainty abounds within the relatively few words of the seemingly simple initiative. Would it effectively kill all citizens initiatives or just make it more difficult to pass a few dealing with tax increases?
East Valley Tribune
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sonu Munshi
Lobbyists for the owner of a 3,200-acre property in east Mesa pushed in the last legislative session for changes in the law that would have allowed even more lucrative tax breaks than the ones the city is offering for development of the property, according to critics of the bill. Mesa deal will save resort developers $85.5M
The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Mary Jo Pitzl
A tax break for an entertainment district south of Chase Field. Tax credits for manufacturers of solar components. Incentives that could lead to a new baseball stadium in Tucson. Together, these could create jobs necessary to revive Arizona's sagging economy, some Arizona lawmakers believe. They unveiled their plan Tuesday and hope to push it through the Legislature during the final two weeks of the session.
East Valley Tribune
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Jason Massad
The primary tax rate for Pinal County property owners would drop to the lowest level in 30 years under a tentative budget approved by county officials. The tax paid this fiscal year to the county on a home valued at $100,000 was about $402. In the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, the tax on a house valued at $100,000 would be about $344.
East Valley Tribune
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sarah J. Boggan
Queen Creek property owners will pay higher tax bills this year based on increased assessed property values despite a declining housing market. Voters approved the town's first-ever primary property tax of $1.95 per $100 of assessed valuation last year to fund the start-up Queen Creek Fire Department and the town's contract with Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.


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