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Slowing down Arizona’s budget rollercoaster (access required)

Arizona’s recent budget history looks a lot like a rollercoaster. During years with strong economic growth, state politicians allow spending to shoot up to unsustainably high levels. Then, during economic slowdowns, when revenues fall off, state spending goes crashing downward. ...

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Myths and facts of Clean Cars Program (access required)

A program exists to help Arizonans save money at the pump and help clean up our brown cloud, but the nay-sayers, namely the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, have come calling, waging a national campaign to preempt states from adopting more ...

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Different name, same prestige (access required)

Mining always has been and will continue to be one of Arizona’s most important natural and economic resources. Miners have played an instrumental role in shaping our great state. As Arizonans, we must pay homage to our history, we must preserve ...

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It (access required)

Conservatives at the state Legislature and the state’s largest business organization, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believe that in the face of a nearly $1 billion deficit this year, Arizona should permanently eliminate a $250 million revenue stream ...

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