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2 more open houses planned on proposed Pinal road tax

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Two more open houses are planned next month to discuss a proposed sales tax increase in Pinal County to fund highway improvements. Central Arizona Governments along with Pinal County announced two additional community open houses in Maricopa and San Tan Valley to seek input on the proposed transportation plan

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Pinal County to reduce its tax rate

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE –– Thanks in large part to a successful lawsuit against the state by Pima County, Pinal County property owners will see a significant drop in their property taxes this year.The state has agreed not to appeal a court ruling that said passing a 1 percent tax cap on to

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Arizona Chamber Readies Legislative Agenda For Ducey Breakout Speech

Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Economy

Phoenix Business Journal blogThe Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes to keep the state Legislature's focus on economic growth as it prepares for its upcoming legislative forum Jan. 6.

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Tags: Arizona, Economic Development, Taxes

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State makes case in fight with Pima, Pinal counties

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Pinal County

PHOENIX –– Attorneys for the state argued Thursday that there is nothing wrong with state lawmakers balancing their budget by shifting costs to Pima and Pinal counties, even if it forces residents to pay even higher taxes.John Lopez IV, the state’s solicitor general, did not dispute that legislators balanced the

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Tags: Pinal County, Arizona, Pinal County, Pima CountyBudget, Taxes

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Injunction sought to stop CAC tax hike

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Education

FLORENCE — An injunction has been requested in Pinal County Superior Court in an effort to stop a 20 percent property tax increase approved by the Central Arizona College Governing Board from taking effect.In court documents filed Thursday, Garland Shreves is seeking a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order

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Pinal property taxes likely to climb following split vote

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The fat lady has not officially sung, but it appears a property tax increase in Pinal County is inevitable.A tentative budget of $421 million for Fiscal Year 2016 was passed by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Wednesday. That tentative budget includes

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Governor to seek voter OK to give more trust funds to schools

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Education

PHOENIX –– Saying there's no need for a tax hike, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to dig deeper into a special trust fund to provide an infusion of cash for public schools.The proposal would ask voters to quadruple the amount of money schools are allowed to withdraw from the fund each

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Ducey against any tax hikes for ed

Sun, May 24, 2015

Education

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he will oppose any effort to hike taxes to boost education funding, even one where voters would make the decision.“I have said that we are not going to raise taxes,” the governor told Capitol Media Services. “And I have been consistent.”The absolutist stance

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Property taxes to rise in Pinal

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

FLORENCE — Members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors say they wouldn’t raise property taxes unless it was a last resort. But with some board members feeling like Gov. Doug Ducey has them over a barrel, a vote passed last Wednesday for a tax increase to be implemented next

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Legislature saddles city, county with new fees, lower funding

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

AZ Legislature

Blindsided. That might as well have been the word that Richard Travis used to describe how this year's legislative budget treated cities and counties. Lawmakers passed the budget after midnight on March 6-7, Travis told the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino Board of Supervisors in a joint meeting Monday. Travis, who lobbies

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