Public Finance

The Arizona Republic
Monday, February 8, 2016
Russ Wiles
"...several-dozen jurisdictions, primarily small school, fire and irrigation districts, hadn't yet reported numbers, noted Jennifer Stielow, VP at ATRA, who sits on the debt-oversight commission. Stielow said she's not aware of any big increases in debt among public entities over the past year or so."
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Breann Bierman
"It turns more into a public shaming exercise where the general public may not understand the context of the tax credit,"
Willcox Range News
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The ATRA’s report in their August 2013 newsletter notes, “On the seventh business day following the last day to adopt the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 tentative budget (3rd Monday in July), 38 of Arizona’s 91 cities and towns had no budgets posted to their websites.”
The Arizona Republic
Friday, October 17, 2003
Robert Robb
A new property-tax-supported hospital district in Maricopa County, as would be established by Proposition 414, is unnecessary and unwise. Moreover, the political shenanigans engaged in by Maricopa County officials with the ballot pamphlet and even the ballot question itself deserve a sharp rebuke from voters.
East Valley Tribune
Monday, March 31, 2003
There is a lot of misinformation being advanced about education funding through the misuse of statistics. I would like to straighten out a few things about what’s really been done to fund our schools and where Arizona ranks nationally in meaningful categories.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, March 21, 2003
Robert Robb
The discussion of education spending in the state tends to be generalized and selective. For example, Arizona's relatively low ranking among the states in per-pupil operating expenditures is widely cited. But the fact that Arizona ranks first in per-pupil school construction expenditures is virtually never mentioned.
Tucson Citizen
Thursday, February 6, 2003
Mark Kimble
Steve Huffman is coming to the rescue of beleaguered taxpayers who pay the bills for the Tucson Unified School District - and TUSD is not happy about it. Huffman is a Republican who represents northwest Tucson in the state House. And he has introduced a bill that - if passed - will make it far more difficult for TUSD and 18 other Arizona school districts to increase taxes by virtually any amount with the public unable to do anything about it.
Tucson Citizen
Thursday, February 6, 2003
Sharon B. Megdal
Bob Robb, in his column on the Fiscal 2000 Committee, quotes numbers in a way that serves a certain purpose. Not only does he tell just part of the story, but his analysis is too simplistic. In 1989, I chaired the State Select Committee on State Revenues and Expenditures, better known as the Fiscal 2000 Committee. The 15-person committee, made up of elected officials and several representatives of the private sector, studied Arizona's fiscal structure carefully.
The Government Performance Project
Saturday, February 1, 2003
From Governing, City & State
A graph charting population growth in Arizona bears an uncanny resemblance to the state’s highest mountain, Humphrey’s Peak — except that the graph climbs even more sharply. Just 10 years ago, Arizona had 3.6 million residents. In 2000, its population was up to 5.1 million. In times as good as the late 1990s, when every new citizen was seen as a source of new revenue — in the form of additional sales, income and property taxes — it was assumed that more people were a blessing.
Vice President, Government Affairs, Pinnacle West Capitol Corporation
Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Martin L. Schultz, BA & MA Education ASU