Toma, House, Republicans, speaker, housing, ESAs, rental tax
Aug 25, 2023

Q&A with House Speaker Ben Toma

In a recent interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, discussed the highlights and disappointments of the 2023 session.

Prop 400, Livingston, Senate, House, light rail, transportation, freeways, Hobbs
Jun 13, 2023

Partisan tax extension plan poised for veto

On Tuesday evening the Legislature passed a partisan, controversial half-cent sales tax extension, which Democrats called a “slap in the face” and the governor said she will veto. 

tax cuts, Colorado, Arizona,
Mar 31, 2023

Colorado legislators warn AZ leaders about harmful tax cut proposal

As Arizona legislators consider SCR1035, which would impose tax and spending limitations similar to those in Colorado, it’s worth looking at the consequences and taking from the lived experience of hardworking Coloradans who have a rigid state budget dreamed up by politicians over 30 years ago.

Prop 400, senators, committee, Farnsworth
Feb 13, 2023

Panel kills Prop 400 plan – but resurrection seems likely

After much deliberation, senators could not agree on a half-cent sales tax extension proposal to send to the voters, and killed the version proposed to a transportation committee. 

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Mar 3, 2022

Katie Hobbs revs-up campaign, releases economic plan

Katie Hobbs’ economic plan consists of tax credits, tax exemptions, a tax holiday, and permanently extending a child care assistance program that’s currently funded by one-time federal grants.   In a press conference at Carpenters Local Union 1912, 4547 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Thursday, the Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for governor said the measures will “ensure [&helli[...]

Feb 25, 2022

Senate approves film-industry tax credits

State lawmakers are moving to give away up to $150 million a year in hopes of luring the film industry to Arizona.  SB1708, approved Thursday by the Senate on a 21-7 vote, provides for tax credits to those who agree to produce and film productions in the state. Those credits would offset any taxes that […]

Jan 25, 2022

Legislators file bills to extend Maricopa County’s transportation tax

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court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Jul 25, 2021

Group seeks court order to end referendum campaign

An organization that pushes for lower taxes and less government regulation is trying to deny Arizonans the option to decide whether they want to approve or veto the $1.9 billion in tax cuts enacted last month by the Republican-controlled legislature.

Jun 25, 2021

GOP lawmakers give business owners escape from school surcharge

Republican state representatives voted Friday to allow the owners of small businesses -- and anyone who organizes their finances for tax purposes as one -- to escape paying the voter-approved income tax surcharge on the wealthy to fund education.

Jun 15, 2021

Judge dismisses court challenge to Prop 208

A trial judge has tossed out the remaining claims of foes seeking to void the voter-approved income tax surcharge to fund public education.

Jun 12, 2021

ADOT may be illegally charging repealed fee

More than 166,000 Arizona motorists who are now renewing their vehicle registrations are being hit up for a $32 fee that the agency may not legally be entitled to collect.

Jun 1, 2021

Arizonans deserve better budget after difficult year

Budgets are moral documents. They show what we value and prioritize as a state. Both of us stand ready to work together with our legislative colleagues and the Governor on a responsible budget that puts all Arizonans first.