July 7, 2016 — As cities, counties and other local governments across Arizona begin to adopt tentative budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity has released its 2015 Local Government Scorecard and its 2007-2015 Cumulative Local Government Scorecard.
(Scroll to bottom for Scorecards from prior years.)
AFP-Arizona also encourages high-scoring local officials to hold the line against budget and tax hikes. AFP-Arizona strongly urges local governments to avoid growing government budgets and property tax levies faster than the rate of growth of the private economy. Arizona’s hard-working people, struggling small businesses, and families deserve better. AFP-Arizona’s Local Government Scorecard for 2015 covers over 100 Arizona cities, counties and special-purpose taxing districts, and over 680 local officials. The Scorecard grades local officials on overall budgets, property tax levies and major sales tax changes, and the cumulative version includes yearly scores for current officials going back to the 2007 calendar year, as well as cumulative averages.
If interested in scores for the Arizona State Legislature, view the 2016 Legislative Scorecard and previous years here.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SCORECARDS FROM PRIOR YEARS