Property Tax

The Arizona Republic
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Howard Fischer
Kevin McCarthy and Lynne Weaver agree on pretty much only one thing about Proposition 117: There is nothing in the constitutional language that forces down property taxes.
Yuma Sun
Monday, October 8, 2012
Howard Fisher-Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX — Kevin McCarthy and Lynne Weaver agree on pretty much only one thing about Proposition 117: There is nothing in the constitutional language that forces down property taxes.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hayley Ringle
Various factors have caused the tax rate in the Gilbert Public Schools district to jump 40 percent this year, the highest increase in at least 30 years.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Robert Robb
Proposition 117 was crafted and is championed by the experts at the Arizona Tax Research Association, who are also reformed tax purists. Proposition 117 may not establish the property-tax system an academic would prescribe. But in the real world in Arizona, it will provide more honesty and restraint in property taxation.
The Bugle
Friday, August 24, 2012
Senator Steve Yarbrough
Proposition 117 received overwhelming bi-partisan support in the Legislative because it is a well crafted reform that will simplify and stabilize Arizona's overly complicated property tax system.
The Bugle
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Jennifer Stielow
Editor: A letter to the editor by Jeff Nolan was recently published describing his opposition to Prop 117. It's interesting that Mr. Nolan did not disclose in his letter that he is a property tax consultant in the Phoenix area.
Verde Independent
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Kevin McCarthy
In your July 12, 2012 edition, reporter Steve Ayers gave an unfavorable review of Proposition 117, which is on the November General Election ballot. Mr. Ayers suggested that any fifth grader with basic math skills could understand that Prop 117 won’t be good for taxpayers.
Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, June 18, 2012
Luige del Puerto
The campaign, called “Yes on 117,” is headed by Kevin McCarthy, who is president of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
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.

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