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ATRA in the News

The Center Square
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Cole Lauterbach

Kudos to the [Board of Supervisors] for reducing the primary property tax rate below the Truth in Taxation requirement,” ATRA Senior Analyst Sean McCarthy said Tuesday. “Now let's do the same with County Flood and Library Districts.”

Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, April 16, 2021
Greta Forslund

McCarthy said the bottom line for transparency-related bills is making sure tax information is easily accessible online and that it is presented in a way that is useful to the general public.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Davarian Baldwin

Sean McCarthy, a research analyst with the ATRA, held little sympathy for ASU’s stated plight of balancing the budget. After reading about the Omni deal, he put together a scathing policy review detailing the long history of “tax free zones” at ASU.

Arizona Daily Star
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Howie Fischer

Mesnard contends that lowering business property taxes would pay off in boosting Arizona’s ability to attract new companies. That conclusion is backed by Sean McCarthy with ATRA. He said states around Arizona don’t have this multitiered assessment approach. “We do think we have a regional competitiveness issue,” McCarthy told lawmakers.