Property Tax

Cronkite News
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tian Chen
Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, which led the campaign for Proposition 117, said the ballot measure also will bring “dramatic simplification” to the current system.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, November 2, 2012
Luige del Puerto
“The beauty of a 5 percent assessed valuation limit will be that when values surge, and in many instances, they’re speculative increases in values, we’re going to bring that value in the system on a more measured pace,” said Kevin McCarthy
The Arizona Republic
Friday, November 2, 2012
Alex Ferri
If passed, Proposition 117 would modify Arizona's property-tax system to protect homeowners from large year-to-year changes in property valuation. It would do so by capping property-tax increases at 5 percent on assessed values.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, November 2, 2012
Catherine Reagor
Arizona has one of the most complicated property-tax systems in the nation. It’s the only state that taxes two tiers of valuations, something that confuses many homeowners.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Howard Fischer
Kevin McCarthy and Lynne Weaver agree on pretty much only one thing about Proposition 117: There is nothing in the constitutional language that forces down property taxes.
Yuma Sun
Monday, October 8, 2012
Howard Fisher-Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX — Kevin McCarthy and Lynne Weaver agree on pretty much only one thing about Proposition 117: There is nothing in the constitutional language that forces down property taxes.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hayley Ringle
Various factors have caused the tax rate in the Gilbert Public Schools district to jump 40 percent this year, the highest increase in at least 30 years.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Robert Robb
Proposition 117 was crafted and is championed by the experts at the Arizona Tax Research Association, who are also reformed tax purists. Proposition 117 may not establish the property-tax system an academic would prescribe. But in the real world in Arizona, it will provide more honesty and restraint in property taxation.
The Bugle
Friday, August 24, 2012
Senator Steve Yarbrough
Proposition 117 received overwhelming bi-partisan support in the Legislative because it is a well crafted reform that will simplify and stabilize Arizona's overly complicated property tax system.
The Bugle
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Jennifer Stielow
Editor: A letter to the editor by Jeff Nolan was recently published describing his opposition to Prop 117. It's interesting that Mr. Nolan did not disclose in his letter that he is a property tax consultant in the Phoenix area.

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