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Budget and Taxes

Budget and Tax Fact Sheets

March 20, 2015
Click here for a list of fact sheets on fiscal policy issues specific to Arizona.

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

2015 Policy Priorities for the Arizona Governor, State Legislature and State Agencies

Girl in a classroom December 24, 2014
Children's Action Alliance invites you to join us as we stand up for policies and practices that create a brighter future for our children and a vibrant economy for Arizona.

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.