Municipal and County Government

The Arizona Republic
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Joshua Bowling
Peoria leaders struck a deal that lays out as much as $13 million in incentives for a developer months after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled the Phoenix suburb violated the state Constitution by giving out millions for another development.
The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Sean McCarthy
Opinion: Arizona cities, counties, library districts and community colleges may be tempted to ask more from taxpayers. They should use their savings first.
The Center Square
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Alan Krawitz
Kevin McCarthy explained that the state’s constitution is very clear about excludable costs, which include long-term debt obligations such as voter-approved general obligation bonds, leasing costs of properties or other capital investments.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, March 1, 2019
Sean McCarthy
There’s nothing quite like the bipartisan schadenfreude experienced when the hubris of politicians leads to a failed business incentive deal.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Jessica Boehm and Rachel Leingang
Those buildings take up precious land in downtown that, if occupied by a private business, would bring in significant city revenue, ATRA President Kevin McCarthy said. "As nice as it is to have ASU downtown ... none of those properties pay any taxes, so that's not going to help alleviate that property tax problem," he said.
White Mountain Independent
Monday, August 27, 2018
Trudy Balcom
After seven years, a property tax override will again come before voters in Apache County on November 7. The ballot measure will request that voters approve an additional $2 million in property taxes annually beginning in fiscal year 2019-2020 and every year after that for the next six years.
Phoenix Business Journal
Friday, March 2, 2018
Mike Sunnucks
Lawless credited bill sponsor State Rep. Vince Leach, as well as representatives for cities, other real estate groups and the Arizona Tax Research Association for reaching a deal.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Jerod MacDonald Evoy
Kevin McCarthy of ATRA isn't convinced of the economic benefits and worries the city is giving up its largest revenue stream, the sales tax. "So they're playing with their own money," McCarthy said.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sean McCarthy
It must be odd for City of Phoenix officials to admit they cannot sell their prized jewel, the Sheraton hotel, without guaranteeing the buyer won’t pay Phoenix’s high business property taxes. The incentive deal they are offering the buyer adds insult to this injurious affair.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Dustin Gardiner
"The incentive deal they are offering the buyer adds insult to this injurious affair," Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst at the Arizona Tax Research Association.