Medicaid is lifeline for Arizona’s seniors and veterans
When you think of health care for seniors, you probably think of Medicare, but Medicaid is also vital to providing the care that older Arizonans in our community rely on. It helps cover high medical costs for those who have limited income and resources, as well as those living in nursing homes and relying on long-term care.
Border, Bidens, Covid: House GOP casts wide net in probes
The security at the U.S. border with Mexico. The origins of Covid. The treatment of parents who protest "woke" school board policies. These are among the far-reaching and politically charged investigations House Republicans are launching, along with probes of President Joe Biden and his family, an ambitious oversight agenda that taps into the concerns of hard-right conservatives but risks alienati[...]
Amid detrimental changes in U.S. Capitol, understand importance of voting
Voting a person into office must be taken seriously. Researching the character and values of a candidate should make you think twice before marking your ballot.
Community colleges seek change to spending limit
Semiconductor bootcamp training. Artificial intelligence associate degrees. Nursing simulation programs.
Courts likely needed to define Proposition 126 ‘services’
Arizona voters knew when they passed Proposition 126 in November they didn’t want services to be taxed, but what they may end up with is a lawsuit.
Water wars an issue in Arizona’s Senate race
One of the country’s hottest U.S. Senate races could turn on how to quench the state’s thirst — that is, if any of the candidates manage to come up with a coherent plan.
Sean McCarthy: On data, Dad, and K-12 funding
Sean McCarthy never dreamed of working in politics, let alone with his father, Arizona Tax Research Association President Kevin McCarthy.
Pima County officials see legal trouble in desegregation tax
Pima County officials say a new state law dictating how to collect taxes for desegregation funding in Tucson puts the county at legal risk.
Budget includes property tax increase for some school districts
Homeowners in more than a dozen Arizona school districts will pay additional property taxes if GOP lawmakers approve a maneuver in Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget deal.
State retirement fund invests in private prisons that hold large contracts
The Arizona State Retirement System has invested in the country’s largest private prison operators, which also hold state contracts.
Medical pot dispensaries to start paying personal property tax, assessor announces
Taxing personal property at medical marijuana dispensaries and growth operations may net Maricopa County schools more than $1 million, and likely more once the county assessor completes audits of taxes owed in previous years.
Maricopa County to enforce business property tax on medical marijuana dispensaries
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen wants medical marijuana dispensaries to pay personal property taxes, and the county’s dispensaries say they’re happy to comply.