City & Local Reform

It turns out that you can fight town hall. Here’s how we’re standing up for local citizens and winning.

<p>It turns out that you can fight town hall. Here’s how we’re standing up for local citizens and winning. </p>

PHOENIX--Some Arizona cities that recruit major shopping malls and high-rise buildings have used a special tax incentive that waives most of the development's property taxes, often for 50 years or longer.

PHOENIX--The City of Phoenix refuses to share with the public any records that might reveal details about a proposed tax exemption to help a downtown hotel remodel its rooms and hallways.

With Tucson's local tax and fee revenues plummeting, it's the right time to focus local government spending on the essentials. So, Proposition 200 may seem like a great idea.

The Goldwater Institute's Mark Flatten released his investigative report "High Fliers", which looks at the abuses of a program meant for disadvantaged business owners at Sky Harbor Airport. ABC 15 profiled the investigation.

Watch it here

Phoenix--A federal program intended to help disadvantaged business owners win contracts at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix is benefiting a small group of political insiders who are anything but disadvantaged.

In tough times, you'd think revenue-starved cities would bend over backward to help new businesses open their doors. Wrong.

In Tucson, would-be entrepreneurs must navigate a 17-step process that the city's own Small Business Commission describes as "seemingly never ending."

Dr. Matthew Ladner joins KFNN's Business for Breakfast program to talk about Arizona crime rates and prioritization of state spending.

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