Supreme Court highlights ‘problematic issues’ with Proposition 208, says Rose Law Group attorney Tom Galvin

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) “The Supreme Court justices wisely focused on the problematic issues with the way Prop 208 was drafted. Once again, we’ve always stated that the issue before the courts is not whether there should be more school funding but whether Prop 208 is constitutional. At today’s …

Real estate community hears legal and economic implications of Prop. 208

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Arizona’s new high income tax from Proposition 208 is bound to discourage new investment, harm thousands of small businesses, and is unconstitutional, two of the state’s leading economic and legal experts told …

Restaurant surcharges for ballot measures, COVID expenses are reminder to check your bill

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.)  By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic When a Cave Creek restaurant recently placed what some viewed as a politically motivated surcharge on patron bills, it ruffled some feathers. It also underscored the importance for customers to check their bills carefully because surprising charges …

Arizona judge issues first ruling in Prop 208 case

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Rose Law Group Attorney David McDowell, Madelaine Braggs | Rose Law Group Reporter Exclusive The first ruling was issued Thursday in the legal challenge filed after the enactment of Proposition 208, which Rose Law Group attorneys argue is unconstitutional. The motion for temporary …

New tax a major concern for House Ways and Means Chair Bolick

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) Rep. Shawnna Bolick By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Maintaining Arizona’s reputation as a “go-to” state for businesses and expanding school choices for parents are top priorities for the new chair of the Arizona House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Shawnna Bolick (R-Phoenix) …

NAIOP’s legislative priorities for 2021

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal The Arizona chapter of NAIOP’s priorities for the 2021 legislative session include supporting reform of the state’s citizen initiative process, which the group’s leadership said has allowed the Grand Canyon State to be “a testing ground …

Judge Hears Arguments Over Whether To Nix Education Tax

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — The fate of a voter-approved tax on the rich to fund education could depend on whether a judge believes the money raised will be “grants” to school districts. The Invest in Ed group that backed …

Can Arizona Offset Negative Impact Of High Tax Prop. 208?

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Arizona’s state Senate Finance Committee met last week to discuss what the new tax law that resulted from passage of Proposition 208 last month will mean for the state’s economic future and …

Buttrick: Is The Arizona Constitution To Be Taken Seriously Or For Granted?

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By John Buttrick | Paradise Valley Independent As an attorney and retired judge I have always considered the Arizona Constitution to be the highest law of the state, not a set of guidelines. That’s why I am a plaintiff, …

Priorities For New State Senate Finance Committee Chair Include Mitigating Devastating Effects Of Prop. 208

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Glenn Hamer | Chamber Business News Arizona, like the nation as a whole, is experiencing an uneven recovery from the initial economic impacts of the pandemic. What that means is that some sectors of the economy have rebounded sharply, while others remain in …