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 »
Portions of interviews with this week's newsmakers. This week with Doug Quelland, Rodney Glassman., Rep. Andy Tobin, Sen. David Shapira, and Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Reducing taxes is attractive for those who pay and the GOP plan is good for business, bad for homeowners. Conceptually, it is very simple however: property tax revenue results from assessed valuations multiplied by tax rates.
The problem is the government spends money and then expects taxpayers to pay, similar to a spendthrift college student with a parent’s credit card.
Republican lawmakers and the governor are moving ahead with a tax-reduction plan they say would enable Arizona to attract more businesses and jobs to the state, even though the likely result would be a heavier tax burden for homeowners.Read More »
Brewer says her goal is to retain and attract businesses with steps intended to promote new investments and creation of quality jobs.Read More »
Senate Republicans will push for a slew of tax cuts for businesses next year, part of a package aimed at attracting companies to Arizona.Read More »
State treasurer candidate Doug Ducey had a lien placed on his Paradise Valley home for failure to pay property taxes, and paid two years worth of taxes shortly after he filed to run for office, according to the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office.Read More »
Voters will consider up to 10 ballot measures in November, including the constitutional protection for hunting and fishing, elimination of affirmative action and decriminalization of medical marijuana.Read More »
Phoenix city leaders have decided to wait two years before deciding whether to increase a city property tax rate.Read More »