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Total state tax collections in Arizona reach $15.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Arizona amount to $15.3 billion, the 20th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Arkansas reach $9.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Arkansas amount to $9.5 billion, the 30th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Arizona

The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Arizona, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Arizona earns grade of C for manufacturing health

Arizona received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Opinion: Senator Sinema is fighting for Arizona jobs by returning their competitive advantage

Arizona businesses can go head-to-head with any foreign competitor – and win. Yet, our state’s businesses are missing a critical tool in their arsenal that would help them win more deals: the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank.

Coconino County’s $3,462-per-month cost of living is the highest in Arizona

Residents of Coconino County need to make $3,462 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Arizona.

Arizona’s public pensions are 61.2% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Arizona’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 61.2 percent of the total, the 35th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Arizona disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Arizona is $23,913, study finds

College graduates in Arizona have an average debt burden of $23,913, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Jim Olivi Joins U.S. Term Limits as Arizona State Director

U.S. Term Limits, the largest grassroots advocacy organization in the country, is pleased to announce that Jim Olivi of Scottsdale has accepted the position of Arizona State Director.

Income taxes make up 16% of total state, local levies in Arizona, study finds

State income tax revenues in Arizona represent 16 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Arizona scores 70.8 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Arizona earned a score of 70.8 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Jon Saline Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Arizona house candidate, Jon Saline (district 6) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Rep. Ben Toma Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Arizona house Rep. Ben Toma (district 22) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge. Rep. Toma was also a signer in 2017.

Arizona ranks 9th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Arizona finished ninth lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Arizona pension plans are 62% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Arizona public pension plans stands at 62%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

PIMA COUNTY: Finance Department mailing 2019 property tax statements

Pima County last week began mailing 2019 property tax statements to approximately 450,000 individuals, businesses and other organizations.

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