tax credit

tax credit, pregnancy, mothers, Gress, Sandoval, Carter, House, legislation
Mar 1, 2023

Gress wants to expand tax credits to cover time woman is pregnant

Matt Gress, a first-term Republican representative from Phoenix, wants to expand state law providing for a tax credit for children to also include the number of months a woman was pregnant.

minimum wage, Flagstaff, Tucson, Rogers, Hobbs, tourism-related employers, tax credit, growth
Feb 6, 2023

Tax credit headline missed the forest through the trees

A recent article headline published in the Arizona Capitol Times unfairly mischaracterized SB1108 – Senator Wendy Rogers’ income tax credit bill for businesses located in municipalities like Flagstaff and Tucson with higher wage mandates than the state wage mandate. The headline purports those cities to whom the bill would apply stand to lose. We disagree. 

disabilities, jobs, One Step Beyond, job retention, Americans with Disabilities Act
Aug 29, 2022

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business, good for Arizona

People with disabilities have long been underrepresented or excluded from the workforce based on employers’ low expectations and prejudiced bias about abilities. As CEO of an Arizona-based organization that promotes opportunity and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities, I can tell you that things are looking up, but there is still more to do.

Aug 11, 2022

Reject airline handout in inflation reduction bill  

Included in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is yet another airline handout that will increase the cost of everyday goods for all Arizona families as prices continue to soar due to all-time high inflation.  

Feb 4, 2021

Tax credit program answers need for affordable housing

Our housing market needs solutions right now. Low income housing tax credit program is ready to go, and we know it works. Let’s hope the Legislature and Gov. Ducey agree and vote to get it done.

Jun 30, 2020

Supreme Court cements Arizona school tax credit

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing state funds to be used for parochial school scholarships in Montana cements in place a system that has existed here for years, all with the blessing of courts. The nation’s high court in 2011 upheld a virtually identical program in Arizona. And while the reasoning of the justices […]

vouchers, private schools, parochial schools, Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, Arizona Department of Education, Save Our Schools Arizona, ESAs, tuition, public schools, K-12 education, Ducey, Lewis
Dec 28, 2017

Senate President willing to consider cap on school tax credits

The architect of an ever-increasing siphoning off of state tax revenues to help send students to private and parochial schools said Thursday he's now willing to consider a cap -- now that the diversion has topped $74 million a year.

Mar 28, 2017

Angel Investment Tax Credit: Too much of a good thing isn’t nearly enough

Although there’s debate over whether one can truly indulge in “too much of a good thing,” the stats revealing the undeniable success of Arizona’s Angel Investment Tax Credit show that investors and Arizona start-up companies haven’t had nearly enough of this pro-business, economy boosting program.

Feb 9, 2016

Arizona panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar-for-dollar credit for concealed-carry permit holders Monday.

In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo, a woman walks by a banner advertising iPhone 5c at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Mar 4, 2015

Ducey signs bill to give tax credits to Apple

Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill granting Apple renewable tax credits and tax exemptions for the $2 billion data center it plans to open in Mesa.

Dec 8, 2014

Lawmakers consider a more deliberate approach to solving latest budget crisis

With hardly time to pause, policymakers lunged from one budget solution to another at the height of the recent fiscal crisis, spawning a chaotic period of accounting gimmicks, borrowing and budget slashing.

Aug 26, 2013

Saving a railway

The Arizona Commerce Authority’s deal-closing fund became more of a deal-making fund during the 2013 legislative session, opening the possibility that more special projects could be in the agency’s future.