Property Tax

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.
East Valley Tribune
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Garin Groff
Mesa is offering more than $2.8 million in incentives to lure a beer distributor - and its 455 employees - to the city in what is the largest single influx of jobs to the community in years. Crescent Crown Distributing plans to break ground this month in west Mesa, moving from its current Phoenix locale. The site is in the middle of an area decimated in the last 10 years by an exodus of car dealers, a Motorola manufacturing plant, and stores of all sizes.
Arizona Capitol Times
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Luige del Puerto
A move to cap secondary property taxes is underway at the Arizona Capitol. Under S1421, the existing limitations on annual increases in primary property taxes would apply to special taxing districts throughout the state. The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill by a vote of 5-1 on June 10. Its next stop is the Senate floor for a debate and a vote.
The Zonie Report
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
John Collins Rudolf
SONOITA — As chief of the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District in Santa Cruz County, Joseph De Wolf oversees the response to everything from large wildfires to rollover accidents involving speeding trucks full of illegal migrants. He does it all on a budget of only $890,000 – not enough to meet the challenges he confronts every day, he says. “We’re under a huge amount of financial pressure right now,” De Wolf says. “I don’t have what I need to cover my area.”
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.