Property Tax

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.
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.

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