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Pima County budget plan includes "small" tax hike for roads

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says he has no choice but to ask for a small property tax increase to help fund road repairs.

December 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

RTA shortfall grows to $364 million, new projections show

A new economic forecast is forcing Regional Transportation Authority planners to begin to rethink their long-term plans.

November 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bennett formally announces for governor

PHOENIX — Ken Bennett formally kicked off his bid to become governor Tuesday by proposing to replace the state’s income tax by increasing the number of goods and services subject to the state sales tax.

November 12, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…

Auto sales spur Ariz. economic recovery

PHOENIX — Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by a people buying cars and parts.

November 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona sales tax called 9th highest in US

Arizonans pay fairly high sales taxes when state rates are included along with those at city and county levels, according to a new report.

September 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sales-tax compromise expected to reduce towns' loss of revenue

A last-minute compromise on a bill to change the way sales taxes are collected protected millions of dollars of tax revenue for local towns.

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Sahuarita budget gets council OK

Sahuarita budget gets council OK

The Sahuarita Town Council unanimously approved a $95.7 million tentative budget Monday.

June 12, 2013 9:55 am Related Loading…

Brewer: 1¢ sales-tax surcharge served its purpose, despite gap

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that Arizona no longer needs its 1-cent sales-tax surcharge even though state spending, while below 2009 levels, still exceeds ongoing revenues.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Internet sales-tax rule gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

May 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

County wants fairgrounds left out of Vail town plans

Opposing the idea of a cotton candy and corn dog sales tax, Pima County is asking for the fairgrounds to be excluded from a proposed town incorporation.

March 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Panel looks to limit levies on local sales

PHOENIX - A special gubernatorial panel is recommending changes in how the state and cities decide what's taxable as a precursor to being able to assess Arizonans for their online sales.

December 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona voters defeat permanent sales tax increase

PHOENIX — After a barrage of last-minute advertising, Arizona voters  rejected a proposal to create a permanent one-cent sales tax surcharge to fund education and other issues.

November 06, 2012 8:28 pmLoading…
Amazon.com will collect AZ sales tax

Amazon.com will collect AZ sales tax

Gov. Jan Brewer, shown touring an Amazon warehouse in Phoenix last year, is pleased to put the sales-tax matter to rest without litigation, a spokesman said Friday.

October 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Amazon.com will collect AZ sales tax

Amazon.com will collect AZ sales tax

PHOENIX - The nation's largest online retailer is going to start collecting sales tax on items ordered by its Arizona customers, which means Arizona buyers will soon be paying more.

October 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Proposition 204 provides more funding for education, roads

PHOENIX - A special election in 2010 showed that Arizonans are willing to hike their taxes if they believe it's for a good cause and for a limited amount of time.

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Panel OKs change in wording describing sales-tax initiative

PHOENIX - A legislative panel approved a court-ordered rewrite Thursday to the description voters will receive before deciding whether to make permanent a 1-cent-per-dollar sales tax to fund education.

August 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Marana sees increases in sales tax income

In a financial report released Tuesday night, the town of Marana announced year-over-year increases in sales tax revenue from retail, contracting and restaurants.

August 22, 2012 11:00 amLoading…

Sales-tax wording rejected as biased

PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled late Friday that a legislative panel illegally wrote a biased description of a sales-tax initiative.

August 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Ariz. Supreme Court rules sales tax proposal can be on ballot

PHOENIX — Arizonans will get a chance to decide if they want to keep state sales taxes as high as they are now.

August 14, 2012 1:55 pmLoading…

Sales-tax summary is biased, judge says

PHOENIX - A Republican-controlled legislative committee illegally crafted a biased description of a proposed sales-tax initiative in hopes of persuading voters to reject it, a judge ruled Thursday.

August 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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