tax increase

Sep 28, 2021

Tax cut likely to go to voters

It looks like Arizona voters are going to get the last word on a $1.5 billion tax cut approved by Republican lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Oct 13, 2020

Arizona’s economy does not need a tax increase

Arizona’s economy is just starting to come back from a devastating spring and summer due to the pandemic shutdowns. The last thing we should do is pump the breaks on the recovery by putting in place the largest permanent tax increase in state history.

Sep 30, 2020

Prop. 208 would harm Arizonans, not improve education

On Election Day, Arizonans will be asked if they want to impose a permanent $1 billion income tax increase. This tax hike – Prop 208 – would be the largest in Arizona history and would result in the Grand Canyon State having one of the highest income tax rates in the country, inflicting a great […]

Aug 19, 2020

Supreme Court restores proposed tax increase to ballot

Voters will get the opportunity to increase taxes for Arizona’s highest income earners to pay for education, the Arizona Supreme Court decided.

Jan 11, 2019

Tax-hike plan from conservative changes school-funding debate

Pigs aren’t flying. But it’s probably worth another look out the window, just to check, now that a conservative Republican proposed raising taxes in Arizona.

Dec 26, 2018

Speaker, Ducey at odds over tax conformity

Doug Ducey, J.D. Mesnard, tax increase, taxes, Department of Revenue, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Patrick Ptak

Nov 30, 2018

ADOT fee double forecasted amount, angers lawmakers

That balanced budget that Gov. Doug Ducey said wouldn't raise taxes is going to cost Arizona motorists an extra $32 a year for every car, truck and motorcycle they have.

The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer.
Oct 25, 2018

Supreme Court to release full Invest in Ed opinion Friday

The Arizona Supreme Court is poised to release its full opinion on striking the Invest in Education Act from the ballot on Friday.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Sep 10, 2018

Ducey: Invest in Ed supporters in need of ‘civics 101 class’

Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that teachers who blame him for the downfall of the Invest in Education Act need schooling on how government works.

Dec 13, 2017

House Speaker gives tax increase proposal cool reception

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, said an all-or-nothing approach to the future of a sales tax benefitting public schools would present “a high-risk scenario that just is unwise.”

Dec 13, 2017

Plan to place education tax increase on ballot could spark battle

A plan by business leaders to ask voters for a 1.5-cent sales tax hike for education at the 2020 ballot could set the stage for a possibly expensive battle with Gov. Doug Ducey and his Koch brothers allies -- assuming Ducey is still in office at that point.

Jul 30, 2015

Lawyers pitch Medicaid expansion arguments to judge who compares hearing to ‘spring training’

The debate over whether a hospital assessment that funds Arizona’s 2013 Medicaid expansion program should have needed a two-thirds vote in the Legislature hinged on not only whether it’s a tax or an assessment, but whether that even matters in determining if a legislative supermajority was required.