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Expanded Child Tax Credit A Major Boost for Arizona’s Families

Starting today, families across Arizona will receive the first automatic monthly payment of the newly-expanded federal Child Tax Credit (CTC). Below we summarize the important changes this year, what it means for Arizonans,…

Arizona to end $300/week federal UI supplement this weekend, slowing economic recovery, especially for workers of color

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 Andrew Sugrue Assistant Director of Policy & Advocacy Arizona Center for Economic Progress M: (352) 316-3566 asugrue@azeconcetner.org Congress must reform UI to fill the gaps exposed…

State legislature fails to prioritize Tribal post-pandemic needs

The 2021 Arizona legislative session was historic, not only in terms of its length, but also in the largest permanent tax cuts in three decades. For thirty years, continuous tax cuts have contributed to the systemic divestment…

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2021 Legislative Session & Budget Recap

Missed opportunities, undermining the will of voters, and long-term fiscal consequences This legislative session, politicians at the State Capitol had a historic opportunity to use a massive surplus of state and federal resources…

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The flat tax falls flat for most Arizonans

The Arizona legislature is poised to permanently cut over a billion dollars in state revenues, the largest tax cut in the last three decades. This cut will make Arizona’s tax system more regressive than it is today with…

Flat Tax Exacerbates Inequalities for Households of Color

Arizona’s elected leaders have created a tax code that is upside down and regressive– meaning that those with low incomes pay a much higher share of their income in taxes compared to Arizona’s highest income earners….

Arizona in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to the U.S. and Arizona economy. Unemployment and underemployment remain high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. added 916,000 jobs in March, more evidence…

Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Housing Security

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to make their rent or mortgage payments. Together with the inability to afford food and other…

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