ATRA Newsletters: 2004

  • • Gretchen Kitchel Elected ATRA Chairman
  • • Top Legislators Address ATRA Outlook Conference
  • • Good Government Award Goes To Alhambra Official
  • • Legislative Budget Director Offers Optimistic Outlook, And Warnings
  • • Property Tax Levies Exceed $5 Billion
  • • Primary Levies Grow 42% Over 5 Years
  • • K-12 Secondary Levies Climb $70 Million
  • • ATRA Opposes Maricopa Community College District's $951 Million Bond
  • • Prop 401
  • • City Sales Tax Rates Continue To Climb
  • • ATRA Statements On Propositions
  • • County Primary Property Tax Levies Up 9.2% In 2004
  • • 2004 Property Values Climb 8.9% Statewide
  • • U.S. Senator John McCain Receives ATRA Watchdog Award
  • • Community College General Fund Budgets up $59 Million Statewide
  • • Maricopa Colleges Will Put Up $951 Million Bond Proposal To Voters In November
  • • FY 2005 State General Fund Climbs $855 Million
  • • State Loses Excess Utilities Suit
  • • Tax For Santa Cruz College Fails At Ballot
  • • Legislature Keeps Fence Around Deseg/OCR
  • • General Fund Revenue Up
  • • A Victory For Taxpayers; Supreme Court Decides Capital Castings Case
  • • Statewide Debt Up 6% To Nearly $22 Billion
  • • Tax Reform Bills Killed In Senate
  • • Tax Reform Bills Advance
  • • Legislative Update
  • • House Ways & Means Rejects ATRA Proposal On Taxpayer Funded Publicity Pamphlets
  • • House Approves Deseg/OCR Reform Bills
  • • State Budget Deficit Continues
  • • Capitol Castings: The Case That Wouldn't Die
  • • School District Bond Debt Since Students First Hits $1.2 Billion
  • • Sunset Review Panel Recommends Extension Of Deseg/OCR Freeze