ATRA in the News: Most Recent Articles

Fox10 News AZ
Friday, June 22, 2018
Matt Galka

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A Supreme Court ruling is making shopping on the internet more expensive. It has to do with the way states collect taxes from internet sales.

KJZZ
Friday, June 22, 2018
Mark Brodie

In a five to four vote, the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ruled to allow states to collect sales tax from online and out-of-state retailers. To look at how this ruling will impact Arizona, The Show reached out to Kevin McCarthy, president of the ATRA.

The Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, June 8, 2018
Sean McCarthy

Measuring inputs to K-12 by adjusting every single line item for inflation is the ultimate carrot in front of the horse routine. Worse than misguided rhetoric, the billion dollar claim is insulting to taxpayers because it ensures their investment will forever be described as inadequate.

The Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, June 4, 2018
Ben Giles

Kevin McCarthy, president of ATRA, said seeking an opinion from the attorney general isn’t going to have an impact on whether Pima County officials must follow the new law.

Fox 10
Thursday, April 12, 2018
John Hook

The non-partisan group has been studying tax policy in Arizona since 1940. ATRA crunched the numbers, and came up with a national ranking that they claim is more realistic, when it comes to teacher pay. "We rank 40th in the nation, when adjusted for cost of living," said McCarthy.

Downtown Devil
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Rebecca Spies

ATRA was also happy with the changes, congratulating Rep. Leach on Twitter: “Another unanimous vote on GPLET reform today, sending the bill upstairs to the Gov. Provides needed reform on use of property tax abatement.”

The Arizona Republic
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Abe Kwok

Those who took issue with the conclusions included the Arizona Tax Research Association. The taxpayer watchdog group challenged the cost-of-living tool in the Morrison Institute report, known as the Regional Price Parities

The Arizona Republic
Friday, March 16, 2018
Laurie Roberts

“It would be an understatement to say there were an army of lobbyists on the other side for the universities,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of ATRA

The Arizona Republic
Monday, March 12, 2018
Sean McCarthy

Interestingly, BLS reports the lowest wage for Arizona teachers of any source. Its figures are lower than the averages reported by the auditor general, the NEA and the Arizona Department of Education.

The Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, March 12, 2018
Sean McCarthy

The narrative coming from the League is that all transactions conducted online are taxable unless specifically exempt. It’s an extraordinary assertion.

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