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Dec 19, 2022

Fire districts face uncertain funding future after ballot measure’s failure

Voters said “no” to a plan that would have added one-tenth of a penny to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire districts, but firefighters warn that the need – and the threat to public safety – have not gone away.

Jul 5, 2022

Voters will consider at least eight proposals in November

Arizona voters will face at least eight -- and likely as many as 11 -- proposals they get to approve or quash in November.

Jan 14, 2016

Legislature needs to address crisis in fire districts

Arizona’s fire districts today find themselves facing a serious public safety crisis, one that impacts more than 1.5 million Arizona residents who rely on fire districts for 911 services. Already, districts statewide have slashed scores of fire fighters and paramedics. Others have been forced to close fire stations. These cutbacks have caused emergency response times to rise, leaving the public [...]

Nov 13, 2015

Fire districts say tax limits threaten public safety

The state’s 156 fire districts are stepping up efforts to change a law limiting the taxes they can impose on property owners.