ATRA Newsletters: 2008

  • • New Leadership Addresses ATRA Outlook Conference
  • • Rounds Provides Grim Economic Outlook
  • • Olson, McCarthy Highlight Budget, School Finance Problems
  • • Steve Barela Named 2008 Outstanding Member
  • • State Budget Deficit Worsens; Declining Revenues Add To Planned Structural Deficit
  • • Statewide Average Property Tax Rate Dips to $9.23 - An 81 Cent Drop
  • • School Districts Budget $590 Million For Budget Limit Exemptions
  • • Vetoes Lead To Property Tax Increases For Some Taxpayers
  • • ATRA Supports School District Unification
  • • ATRA Opposes TIME Initiative
  • • ATRA Supports Majority Rule Initiative
  • • ATRA Supports Protect Our Home Initiative
  • • State "Budget" Finally Passed; $1.3 Billion Structural Deficit
  • • Fire District Merger Abuses Fire District Assistance Tax
  • • State to Fund Excess Utilities And Teacher Performance Pay
  • • Governor, Legislature Fail To Protect Property Taxpayers
  • • Governor's Veto Message Short On Facts
  • • ATRA Tax Practitioner Bill Becomes Law
  • • Maria Travers Joins ATRA Staff
  • • Governor Vetoes Property Tax Relief
  • • Primary Net Assessed Values Climb 16% Despite Drop In Housing Market
  • • AZ Ranks 4th In The Nation In School Funding Increases
  • • House Kills Secondary Levy Limits
  • • House Passes State Rate Repeal
  • • Unlimited Fire District Levies Drive Up FDAT Levies
  • • ATRA's 2008 Legislative Review
  • • Arizona's State And Local Debt Climbs