By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com
Pima lawsuit could affect Pinal taxes The Arizona FY 15-16 budget could have a $4.6 million impact to Pinal County’s budget.
Just as an escalation in property tax rates becomes real for jurisdictions in Pinal and Pima counties, Pima is taking the state to court over the very issue causing the higher bills.
“Utterly bizarre” is how lobbyist Michael Racy of Racy Associates described the legislative budget formula and how it came to be passed in the wee hours of the last day of the session. He said the process was full of procedural errors that may have been unconstitutional.
Rep. Vincent Leach (R-District 11) said the Legislature was following Arizona State Statutes.