|September 12, 2013
Repeated cuts to Arizona classrooms have been so severe that even with last year’s $82 million increase in state K-12 funding, Arizona has the third highest state funding cuts per student in the country since the recession began.
Budget and Taxes
|September 5, 2013
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff recently released information showing that Arizona’s General Fund spending as a percent of the state’s personal income is the lowest it has been in 20 years.
|July 23, 2013
The Arizona economy and state revenues still struggle for a full recovery from the Great Recession and the expiration of the temporary sales tax takes nearly $1 billion each year out of state dollars. State funding for child care, K-12 education, and assistance for poor children remains far below what it was in 2008. Read more
|December 11, 2012
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|November 19, 2012
The income gap between Arizona’s richest and poorest households is the 2nd widest in the nation, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute. As of the late 2000s (2008-2010, the most recent data available), a snapshot of household income shows a troubling picture. Read more