Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday releases her new budget proposal, one expected to largely hold the line on most state spending after several years of cuts.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer today laid out her spending plan, but before she can hammer out a deal with lawmakers, the two sides will have to reconcile their revenue projections for the next few years.
Right now, their only clear agreement is that, barring another economic downturn and events beyond the state’s control, revenues will climb steadily, albeit slowly.
Expect more of the same substance from the Arizona Legislature during lawmakers' regular session this year — but maybe not as much sound and fury.Read More »
State revenues grew modestly in November even as signs of economic strains persist.Read More »
A Heber Republican’s crusade to base K-12 finance on student achievement includes a proposal to get rid of the laws that govern public education.Read More »
Now that Arizona’s fiscal picture is rosier, with projected surpluses instead of staggering deficits, lawmakers are looking at undoing one of the state’s more embarrassing budget gimmicks.Read More »
Advocates for state services and programs shouldn't hold out hope that Arizona's improving fiscal situation means cuts made to keep the state budget in the black will be reversed any time soon, an official said Friday.Read More »
Major economic indicators in Arizona point to a steady recovery, although some bumps remain.
Revenues in August grew by 8.6 percent, buoyed by strong showings in sales and individual income taxes.
Americans are right to be skeptical of constitutional amendments. When politicians ask us to amend the U.S. Constitution, they are asking us to trust their judgment over the Founding Fathers. That should not be done lightly.Read More »
Arizona’s colleges and universities will likely bear the brunt of budget cuts forced by rapidly rising health care costs, the state’s budget director told a Washington audience Tuesday.Read More »