A group espousing California-style property tax limits has renewed its drive, filing another citizen initiative after failing to qualify for last year’s ballot.Read More »
The 50th Arizona Legislature has boldly staked its claim to being the most pro-small business Legislature in Arizona’s history. On issue after issue, legislators advanced measures to relieve the tax and regulatory burdens on the engines of our economic recovery, Arizona’s small businesses. Even in instances where lawmakers mistakenly pursued bad policy, they did so with the right motive in mind – creating more jobs.
Here are 2011’s top ten legislative victories for the small business.
Invest Arizona veto rattles supporters All signs pointed to approval, but bill’s divisiveness proved its undoing
Supporters of a bill that would have created massive property tax breaks for major business investments couldn’t have asked for more signs that Gov. Jan Brewer would stand with them.
As it turns out, they could’ve used a few more.
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to create a property tax break for businesses that qualify by making new investments and creating jobs.Read More »
Despite objections from fiscally conservative legislators, the Senate approved on Monday a measure that would allow businesses that meet certain requirements to pay a lower property tax.Read More »
A plan viewed by supporters as a second jobs bill cleared another legislative hurdle, but a provision expanding tax credits for new jobs might have to wait until next year.Read More »
The ink is barely dry on Arizona Competitiveness Package, but business groups and Republican lawmakers have at least one more batch of economic incentives they hope to push through the Legislature this session.Read More »
The delicate balancing act involved in changing Arizona’s property tax structure will leave some homeowners paying higher property taxes.Read More »
When the property-tax cuts in the jobs bill go into effect, the financial safety net school districts use may get significantly thinner. And the property tax cuts will be especially problematic for districts that already have reached or exceeded their bonding limits.Read More »
The annual futility of efforts either to abolish Arizona’s tax on business equipment and machinery or to increase the exemption has not deterred the many critics of the tax. This year’s version, HCR 2006, takes a novel approach to formulating ...Read More »