Q & A: Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes

| January 12, 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?

You can find these facts and many more in Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) newest publication, Questions and Answers About Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes: What Every Legislator – and Taxpayer – Wants to Know. The publication answers 12 questions important to understanding the fiscal issues policymakers are facing during the 2015 legislative session.

With graphs and brief descriptions, the guide highlights the key facts and trends about past policies, current challenges, and future opportunities.This guide is not for policymakers alone – it is meant to inform anyone who wants to better understand the current state of Arizona’s budget and taxes as we head into policy decisions about how to overcome another large deficit to balance the budget.

You can read/download this publication here.  CAA encourages you to share with your community – this is important information we all need to know about. If you would like us to make a presentation based on this guide, please contact Karen McLaughlin, CAA Director of Budget and Research, at 602-266-0707 ext. 207or kmclaughlin@azchildren.org.

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