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A PRELIMINARY LOOK AT THE STATE BUDGET AND REVENUES

The last couple of weeks have given us a glimpse into what is likely to be a difficult session when the legislature returns in January: Significant funding needs with declining revenues.   Funding needs are high.  On September…

Is the Arizona Legislature Gambling with the State’s Fiscal Future?

As reported by the Arizona Republic’s Mary Jo Pitzl , enrollment in the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is expected to far exceed the projections assumed in the budget.  In late May, the Department of Education…

School Vouchers Lack Necessary Transparency and Accountability

This post is part of a series including Arizona School Vouchers, Explained, School Voucher Costs Have Risen Much Faster Than K-12 Funding Increases, and School Vouchers Lack Necessary Transparency and Accountability. ESA…

School Voucher Costs Have Risen Much Faster Than K-12 Funding Increases

This post is part of a series including Arizona School Vouchers, Explained, School Voucher Costs Have Risen Much Faster Than K-12 Funding Increases, and School Vouchers Lack Necessary Transparency and Accountability. In recent…

Arizona School Vouchers, Explained

This post is part of a series including Arizona School Vouchers, Explained, School Voucher Costs Have Risen Much Faster Than K-12 Funding Increases, and School Vouchers Lack Necessary Transparency and Accountability. For…

Extending the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Further Solidify An Unequal Federal Income Tax Structure for Generations

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) predicts that making permanent the temporary provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will cost nearly $290 billion in 2026. H.R. 976, the…

Arizona’s New Budget Will Improve the Lives of Many. Only Time Will Tell If It Provides Budget Stability.

The new state budget brings a ray of positivity for countless Arizonans, with numerous aspects to appreciate. There’s increased funding for university scholarships, an expansion of KidsCare, and even a tax rebate, all...

Arizona's Voters Deserve a Say in the State's Budget

The voices of voters are once again being silenced. After several moves that are undemocratic, lacking in transparency and clearly an attempt to rush through billions of dollars of taxpayer money with almost zero input from…

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