Total state revenues grew by a modest 2.6 percent in October when compared to the year before, but just as economists have cautioned, the road to full recovery is a long, steep climb.Read More »
Voters rallied behind a proposal that is meant to check wild swings in property tax bills, the initial count by the Secretary of State’s Office shows.Read More »
The campaign to defeat a 1-cent sales tax initiative collected $550,000 from three sources with ties to Republican causes and candidates.Read More »
With lawsuits finally behind them, a group that is campaigning to raise the sales tax by a penny after the current one expires has begun framing the issue to voters, who will decide the initiative's fate in November.Read More »
Arizona received another boost in state revenues in July, budget analysts reported today.
In its monthly report, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee said the state collected $749 million in July, a 6.1 percent growth compared to last year.
Legal briefs filed with the Arizona Supreme Court preview the kind of advocacy groups and others who will likely be taking sides for and against a proposed increase in the state's sales tax.Read More »
Although the US Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in the federal health care reform law on the grounds that it is a tax – and referred to it as such more than 400 times in today’s ruling – Dems who showed up for a press conference this morning (June 28) steered clear from referencing it as such.Read More »
After successive months of growth, state revenues fell in May, when collections fell $9.2 million below the budget forecast. But the culprit doesn’t appear to be a slowing in the economy.Read More »
Policymakers often point to the state’s conservative spending plan that eschewed accounting gimmicks and set aside money for rainy days as the biggest victory of the Republican supermajority.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is tapping a senior member of her to staff to lead a task force that's supposed to make recommendations on ways to simplify Arizona's sales tax system.Read More »