“The cost is not a couple hundred million dollars. It’s over $800 million over three years,” he said. “More and more legislators are going to view that as an option that doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
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The controversy surrounding Gov. Jan Brewer’s recommendation to expand health-care coverage to low-income Arizonans could leave a casual observer with the impression that she is proposing a massive public-policy change.
“The recession hit Arizona harder than nearly any other state, which could explain why the burden went down,” McCarthy said.
Jennifer Stielow, vice president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, said by implementing incentives for one industry, SB 1242 would open the door to similar requests from other sectors.
Kevin McCarthy of the Arizona Tax Research Assn. and Lake Havasu Mayor Mark Nexsen join us to talk about the implications.
Kevin McCarthy, executive director of the Arizona Tax Research Association, argued that the best way of stimulating the economy in Arizona is to lower overall taxes and fix quirks in the system.
“You may be seeing public debates (at Maricopa County) that you may not see in other jurisdictions for a couple of months,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
“We’re looking for the Legislature to study these recommendations,” McCarthy said.
“The great majority of city taxes are collected already by the state and audited by the state,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association
Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, which led the campaign for Proposition 117, said the ballot measure also will bring “dramatic simplification” to the current system.