Grossly outnumbered, Democrats in the Arizona House have discovered a way to place the Republican majority in an uncomfortable position on tax legislation.Read More »
Legislative budget analysts say December provided a measure of good news for the state government's revenue situation, but they say it doesn't necessarily indicate a sustained economic recovery.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 »
Arizona soon will be taxing a new product — medical marijuana.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 »
A top priority of cities and towns during the upcoming session of the Arizona Legislature is protecting the tax revenue distributed back to them from the state.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.
Rep. John Kavanagh, who backed this year's ballot measure to sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from a childhood development agency, has a message for an education group that opposed the effort: You don’t kick a hornet’s nest without risking a sting.Read More »
“We can’t just give the Legislature the finger and ignore them. They raised some legitimate concerns, although antagonistically.” — Mick Rusing, a member of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, on having to convene again after Republican legislative leaders complained about the slate of nominees sent to them.Read More »
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 »