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Budget and Taxes

Budget Requests Part 2: DJC and DHS

accounting machine November 11, 2014

State agencies have submitted their funding requests for the next fiscal year which begins July 1. Over the next few weeks, CAA will continue to provide you with a snapshot of requests submitted by many of these agencies.

Budget Requests Part 1: DES

Budget and Taxes photo final October 29, 2014

Over the next few weeks we will be providing you with a snapshot of requests submitted by many of these agencies. The first snapshot is of the Department of Economic Security’s request for $49 million additional general fund dollars.

Arizona still ranks among the worst for cuts to K-12 education

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Arizona ranks third worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession.

Budget Deficits are Back!

Broken piggy bank October 9, 2014

The new Governor and legislature we elect on November 4 will face high expectations from voters and huge challenges from the state budget.

State Spending on K-12 Education Is Up – Barely

Budget and Taxes photo final September 11, 2014

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff has issued its annual calculation of K-12 education spending over the last ten years – from fiscal year 2006 through the current fiscal year (2015).Compared to last year, fiscal year 2015 per-pupil funding, adjusted for inflation, has increased by $17 to $3,529, a 0.5% increase. This is still significantly less than fiscal year 2008, when per-pupil spending was $4,654.

K-12 Funding Facts

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During campaign seasons, candidates and voters spend a lot of time talking about education and education funding. School financing is a key responsibility for Arizona’s governor and legislature.

New Department of Child Safety is Created

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Children’s Action Alliance congratulates Governor Brewer and state senators and representatives for passing two new laws this week to protect children and strengthen families.
These new laws create and fund a stand-alone Department of Child Safety with internal and external accountability features.  The laws create a framework to respond to and reduce child abuse and neglect with both social work and law enforcement tools.  Read more

Avoid the Tax Day Blues

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In the last minute rush to file state and federal income taxes, Arizonans may want to consider the return on investment we get for our tax dollars.

FY 15 Budget – How It Adds Up for Kids

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Although Governor Brewer signed off on most of the $9.2 billion budget approved by the Legislature last week, she used her line-item veto authority to free up $4 million in state money for the new Child Safety and Family Services (CSFS) agency.

BUDGET LEAVES UNFINISHED BUSINESS FOR KIDS

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The House and Senate approved a budget last night that still doesn’t do enough for Arizona’s children and families, but child advocates like you will still have a chance to push for more money to protect children and prevent child abuse and neglect.