ATRA in the News: Most Recent Articles

Fox 10
Thursday, April 12, 2018
John Hook

The non-partisan group has been studying tax policy in Arizona since 1940. ATRA crunched the numbers, and came up with a national ranking that they claim is more realistic, when it comes to teacher pay. "We rank 40th in the nation, when adjusted for cost of living," said McCarthy.

Downtown Devil
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Rebecca Spies

ATRA was also happy with the changes, congratulating Rep. Leach on Twitter: “Another unanimous vote on GPLET reform today, sending the bill upstairs to the Gov. Provides needed reform on use of property tax abatement.”

The Arizona Republic
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Abe Kwok

Those who took issue with the conclusions included the Arizona Tax Research Association. The taxpayer watchdog group challenged the cost-of-living tool in the Morrison Institute report, known as the Regional Price Parities

The Arizona Republic
Friday, March 16, 2018
Laurie Roberts

“It would be an understatement to say there were an army of lobbyists on the other side for the universities,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of ATRA

The Arizona Republic
Monday, March 12, 2018
Sean McCarthy

Interestingly, BLS reports the lowest wage for Arizona teachers of any source. Its figures are lower than the averages reported by the auditor general, the NEA and the Arizona Department of Education.

The Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, March 12, 2018
Sean McCarthy

The narrative coming from the League is that all transactions conducted online are taxable unless specifically exempt. It’s an extraordinary assertion.

Phoenix Business Journal
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Mike Sunnucks

“No state with similar taxes as Arizona on retail goods has begun taxing cloud services without a law change,” McCarthy said

Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, March 9, 2018
Katie Campbell

McCarthy said “This is what school districts aren’t really telling you: They don’t want a competitor inside their district.”

Phoenix Business Journal
Friday, March 2, 2018
Mike Sunnucks

Lawless credited bill sponsor State Rep. Vince Leach, as well as representatives for cities, other real estate groups and the Arizona Tax Research Association for reaching a deal.

Arizona Capitol Times
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Katie Campbell

McCarthy said the Roosevelt district isn’t alone; desegregation funds rarely seem to be alleviating the alleged violations, which McCarthy said auditors have pointed out in the past.

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