League of Arizona Cities and Towns

rentals, Bliss, Fernandez, Sedona
Aug 31, 2023

Effort to regulate short-term rentals will resume

Stakeholders and lawmakers say that they will renew efforts in the next legislative session to increase municipalities’ ability to restrict short-term rentals to increase the amount of long-term rental properties and for-sale residential properties.

rental tax, Hobbs, legislation
Aug 1, 2023

Hobbs signs legislation to eliminate right of cities, towns to set local rental tax

Arizona renters are going to get some small relief in their bills. But not just yet.

Aug 1, 2023

Lawmakers send bill to ban rental tax to Hobbs

A bill repealing a tax on home and apartment rentals that has been a key issue for Republicans in the Legislature for two sessions was sent to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday after sitting on the Senate president's desk for seven weeks.

Census, population growth, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix, Tempe, Goodyear, Yuma, Florence
Jun 26, 2023

Quarters bounce: Cities win appeals of Census’ count of group quarters

Population growth is nothing new in booming Arizona, but that growth usually comes with moving trucks. Over the past year, however, five Arizona cities and towns managed to add 10,000 residents without a moving truck or a packing box in sight.

manufacturing, Hobbs
Jun 20, 2023

New law raises cap on funds for infrastructure projects benefitting manufacturers

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill on Monday opposed by most legislative Democrats that will raise the cap on monies municipalities get to fund infrastructure projects to benefit manufacturing companies.

Jun 14, 2023

Kaiser cites putting ‘family first’ for resignation

Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, is resigning at the end of the week, as first reported by ABC15’s Dennis Welch. He said Wednesday that he’s made this decision to spend time with his family, and he would have resigned regardless of whether his housing bills passed this week.

Petersen, Senate, rental tax
Jun 13, 2023

Senate pushes rental tax elimination (again)

The Senate voted Tuesday to pass a revised version of the rental tax elimination bill that was vetoed by Gov. Katie Hobbs a few months ago.

housing, Kaiser, Senate, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Freedom Caucus, Nick Ponder, Sundareshan, Anna Hernandez
Jun 13, 2023

Final housing reform effort dies

After two years of effort, the last in a series of attempts to reform housing laws has failed in the Legislature. Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, started the session with a substantive housing bill, which was killed in the Senate, but revived in three other pieces of legislation – all of which died on Monday afternoon.

housing, Kaiser, Ponder, affordable homes, cities, towns
Jun 8, 2023

Kaiser, cities reach compromise on housing bills

Republican lawmakers and a lobbying group for Arizona cities and towns have reached a deal on legislation they say will address rising housing costs in the Valley and across the state.

Petersen, Toma, Hobbs, budget, legislature, bills, compromise
May 20, 2023

Petersen praises Hobbs for budget negotiations

Republican Senate President Warren Petersen is heaping praise on Hobbs for the deal, saying she negotiated in good faith, kept her promises and made a rare bipartisan budget happen.

light rail, transportation, recess, budget, housing, Hobbs, House, Senate, Tempe
May 18, 2023

Lawmakers take long break – key bills await action

The pressure is off state lawmakers after Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a $17.8 billion budget package and negotiations on critical housing and transportation issues will continue during a near month-long recess of the Legislature.

photo radar, Chaplik, police, traffic laws
May 18, 2023

GOP lawmakers push photo radar ban

A GOP bill that would ban photo radar and red-light cameras from ticketing Arizona drivers passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the governor’s desk.