Opinion: Arizona cities, counties, library districts and community colleges may be tempted to ask more from taxpayers. They should use their savings first.
ATRA in the News
Sean McCarthy joins the podcast to break down some issues related to Arizona school finance. We talk about the funding formula and school choice, as well as emerging trends like declining district enrollment numbers and the rising cost of the state's retirement system.
As student numbers decline and some schools fail to consolidate and adapt, taxpayers could be the ones footing the bill, said Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst for ATRA, which advocates for taxpayers at the local and state level.
Many advocacy groups will be competing for Arizona lawmakers’ time and a slice of the state budget this year.
ATRA is included in that list. The Show sat down with the Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst there.