Local government wouldn't dream of raising taxes during a pandemic. Or would it?

The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Sean McCarthy


The government wouldn’t dream of raising taxes during the worst pandemic in a century, right?

Perhaps not the state or feds, with all the attention they receive. But some local governments around the state you’re not paying attention to may be considering just that.

While Arizonans study their finances to figure how they will survive this crisis, be forewarned that local governments calculating their own revenues may be asking more from taxpayers.

An attentive public should put them on notice: now is not the time for tax increases, it’s time to leverage savings.