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A Bad Budget for Arizona

In the early hours of Saturday, March 7, the Arizona legislature passed the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. While the budget balances revenues and expenditures for one year, it lacks a greater vision for Arizona's children and families and future.

Children at Risk of Being Homeless in Arizona

A recent report, America's Youngest Outcasts 2010, ranks each state in the areas of the numbers of homeless children, their well-being, the risk for child homelessness in the state, and state level planning and policy activities. Using the most recent data available this report ranks Arizona 47th in the nation in the composite score and as the worst state in terms of children at risk of being homeless. Thankfully, it gets better from there. According to this report, Arizona's planning and policies place closer to the middle of the pack as does the overall well being of children in Arizona.