The Arizona Capitol Times
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Guest Opinion
Kevin McCarthy, said, “…opposition to the governor’s proposal ignores the current legal framework for Medicaid coverage and the relatively few realistic options that are available to Arizona.”
East Valley Tribune
Friday, February 15, 2013
Howard Fisher
Kevin McCarthy, executive director of the Arizona Tax Research Association, argued that the best way of stimulating the economy in Arizona is to lower overall taxes and fix quirks in the system.
Arizona Capitol Times
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Kevin McCarthy
One of the biggest steps we can take toward modernizing state government is with a revamp of the outdated rules and regulations that govern its workforce. Our personnel system is practically as old as the state itself.
The Arizona Republic
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Dustin Gardiner
"They've missed what's gone on in the private sector if they think city government has been hit hard by the recession," said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association. "The struggles in the private sector have been considerably greater than the struggles of government employees."
The Arizona Republic
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Mary Jo Pitzl
"I have lots of new friends," the Prescott rancher told the crowd attending the Arizona Tax Research Association's annual conference Friday. "They all want to come in and see me. I don't know most of them."
Arizona Capitol Times
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Caitlyn Coakley
“It’s not fair,” said Gayle Shanks. As the owner of Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, Shanks is upset that her company cannot compete with Amazon. Not because the giant online retailer is able to price their products lower, she said, but because the Internet giant’s business model gives it a 10 percent advantage over her at checkout.
The Arizona Republic
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Mary Jo Pitzl
Kirk Adams ran for House speaker on a platform of transparency and reform of the legislative process. The pitch worked: He ousted a veteran lawmaker last fall in a closed-door Republican caucus meeting. But Adams' ability to enact his agenda has not worked as effectively - or as quickly. Living up to the promises in Adams' "Rebuilding Our Republican Majority" strategy handbook has proved difficult.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, September 18, 2009
Mary Jo Pitzl
The Senate was the emblem of dysfunctional state government during the Legislature's drawn-out and unsuccessful struggle to pass a balanced budget. In the end, after more than 200 days in session, the chamber couldn't pass a plan that Gov. Jan Brewer would accept. And Bob Burns, as Senate president, bore the brunt of the blame.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Robert Robb
From the political notebook: • Within the spending lobby, there is no more firmly held belief than that Arizona is an inexcusably low-tax state. The basis for this belief is a report on state and local tax collections from the Census Bureau. For 2006, the most recent year for which figures are available, Arizona ranked 39th among the states in tax collections per capita. Hence the conclusion that, compared with other states, Arizona is among the bottom dwellers.
Arizona Capitol Times
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Christian Palmer
State programs that receive revenue from the sale of tobacco are expected to see collections dwindle after a federal tobacco tax takes hold on April 1.