Inflation looms as major issue in general election
Inflation is already taking a toll on local residents' wallets and it’s shaping up to be an important theme in general elections this fall.
Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos
Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues that helped boost total income to $2.23 billion for the year, a new report says.
AG opinion: Teacher strikes ‘forbidden’
Empowered by successful walkouts in other states, Arizona teachers began three days of voting Tuesday on whether to follow suit here.
Jan Brewer: Corporate tax cuts she signed were a little ‘too aggressive’
What’s not mentioned is that the state might have had more money to spend had there not been a series of corporate tax cuts approved by lawmakers half a decade ago which are still kicking in. For just this coming budget year, those changes will reduce state revenues by another $107.2 million.
Income tax cuts emerge as key issue in AZ GOP gubernatorial race
Depending on who wins the Republican primary in the hotly contested governor’s race, Arizona may see some major cuts, even the outright elimination, in income taxes.
Arizona would benefit by staying off Comedy Central, experts say
What’s the best way to boost the Arizona economy? Stop getting mentioned on “The Daily Show.” At least that’s the consensus of three economists from Arizona State University.
Phoenix to begin phasing out ‘emergency’ sales tax on food
The nation’s sixth-largest city is ready to begin phasing out an “emergency” sales tax on food that was added in 2010 to address a massive budget deficit.
Report: AZ gets close to half of revenue from feds, near top in nation
Almost half of Arizona’s general revenues came from federal funds in fiscal 2011, the third-highest share in the nation, according to a recent report from the Tax Foundation.
TPT plan gets Arizona closer, but not close enough for online sales tax
Even if Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax reform bill passes this year, Arizona will still have some work to do before it can reap the benefits of proposed federal legislation allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.
Experts: Arizona jobs, home prices slowly rebounding
Job growth and home prices are slowly rebounding, but the state has a long way to go and automatic federal budget cuts aren't helping, some of Arizona's top business experts said Thursday.
Report: Brewer plan could cut growing communities’ sales taxes
Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to simplify Arizona’s sales tax system could undercut revenues for growing communities through changes in how construction materials are taxed, according to a report by the nonprofit Grand Canyon Institute.
State burned through stimulus money
The feds gave Arizona a $2.8 billion crutch to help the state limp through three difficult budget years. But after two years, nearly all of the stimulus money has been spent and the state remains crippled by the recession.