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Budget and Taxes

Budget and Tax Fact Sheets

July 24, 2015
Click here for a list of fact sheets on fiscal policy issues specific to Arizona.

Do you know where your tax dollars are going?

kids with piggy bank July 23, 2015
The legislative budget office reports good news about the state’s fiscal condition. Revenues for fiscal year 2015 that just ended June 30 were approximately $320 million higher than projected!

Higher Tax Credits for Private Schools

Financial Hole July 9, 2015
Private schools are celebrating. This week Arizona corporations broke a record for the time it took to make maximum donations for private school tuition tax credits.

Fireworks for…A new state fiscal year!

Spectacular fireworks against a black, night sky July 1, 2015
For many of us, this week holds the promise of time off work, holiday sales, burgers and dogs on the grill, parades and fireworks. There is something else special happening today – it’s the first day of the new fiscal year for the state of Arizona – and for Arizona cities and counties.

AZ Cuts to Higher Ed the Worst in the Country

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Arizona stands out in higher education according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But it’s not because of our innovative programs, cutting edge research, or amazing graduates.

Happy Tax Day!

Tax day bar chart April 15, 2015
Whether you filed your tax return weeks ago, are sending it off sometime today, or have filed for an extension, you may be wondering if everyone else is paying their share of taxes. Often, this question comes up from people who worry that families with low incomes don’t owe any income taxes.

Ducey Unbalances His Budget

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Governor Ducey and a majority of state lawmakers said they had to make dramatic cuts to K-12 and university education, child care, health care, and child safety because it is their top priority to put the budget back into so-called “structural balance.” But after the budget was adopted, those very same lawmakers voted for several more tax cuts that throw the budget out of balance and still leave children and education behind.

Parents, grandparents, students aren’t fooled by the new state budget

smh baby March 13, 2015
Governor Ducey and many legislators are making proud pronouncements about their priority to get the state budget into structural balance. But these same lawmakers have acted repeatedly to destroy that balance by voting for new and bigger tax cuts. More than one-third of the projected budget gap between revenues and expenses for next fiscal year is because of tax cuts passed since the Great Recession began.

A Bad Budget for Arizona

girl crying March 11, 2015
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.

CAA New Budget & Taxes Guide

Budget Q and A cover January 9, 2015
Did you know that Arizona has the lowest spending per student on K-12 administration of any state in the country? Or that tax cuts adopted by our legislature and Governor Brewer just since the Great Recession began account for more than one third of the projected budget deficit next fiscal year? Read more