ATRA in the News

Arizona Daily Star
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Howie Fischer

Mesnard contends that lowering business property taxes would pay off in boosting Arizona’s ability to attract new companies. That conclusion is backed by Sean McCarthy with ATRA. He said states around Arizona don’t have this multitiered assessment approach. “We do think we have a regional competitiveness issue,” McCarthy told lawmakers.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Davarian Baldwin

Sean McCarthy, a research analyst with the ATRA, held little sympathy for ASU’s stated plight of balancing the budget. After reading about the Omni deal, he put together a scathing policy review detailing the long history of “tax free zones” at ASU.

Chamber Business News
Monday, November 23, 2020
Victoria Harker

While there are potential setbacks on the horizon, the economic outlook ahead looks surprisingly bright, state and national economists and budget analysts said Thursday at the annual conference of the nonprofit Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA).

The Arizona Republic
Friday, October 9, 2020
Bob Robb

Sean McCarthy of the Arizona Tax Research Association is undoubtedly correct that Proposition 208’s additional teacher compensation is highly unlikely to be channeled into base pay.