ATRA Press Releases

Monday, September 15, 2008

“ATRA has supported several different efforts that attempted to reform the initiative process and restore some sanity to fiscal policy development at the state level. We believe Majority Rule prescribes a specific initiative reform in an area that is most problematic for Arizona taxpayers,” said ATRA President Kevin McCarthy.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Department of Revenue’s Debt Oversight Commission annually releases a full accounting of the debt held by all of Arizona’s state and local governments.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

On November 7, Proposition (Prop.) 203, or the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Initiative, will ask Arizonans to increase the tax rate 80 cents on a pack of cigarettes or a 68% increase, from $1.18 to $1.98, and also varying amounts on other tobacco products (OTP). This would propel the state to the sixth highest tobacco tax rate in the nation.

Friday, November 7, 2003

An Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA) analysis of 2003 state and local property taxes found that taxes climbed $334.4 million, shattering the previous record for one-year growth of $289 million set in 2000. The 7.6% increase in levies was driven primarily by a 10.4% increase in property values.

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