Archive for May 19th, 2010

Arizona’s Real Fiscal Problem

Arizona’s voters chose to raise their state sales tax by 1% yesterday in a special election. The tax increase is theoretically for a period of three years. There’s little doubt that a tax increase was about the only temporary way out of the vise that was squeezing the state’s finances. The why of how the […]

Housing Roundup

Lots of interesting news on housing over the past couple of days. In the interest of finding the lazy way to review all of it, here’s a compendium with some thoughts. First, Donald Marron has an interesting way of looking at new construction. You probably noted that new housing starts were reported earlier this week […]