Summary -- Historical review of tax law changes -- Taxes and economic growth
In a paper released by the Goldwater Institute on December 18, 2008, "A Fresh Start for Arizona: Proposals for Closing a Billion-Dollar Budget Gap," Byron Schlomach puts forth recommendations for closing the deficit in the state government general fund. The following notes are an attempt to illustrate the consequences of the spending reductions recommended by Dr. Schlomach, along with some considerations about the philosophy apparently embodied in the recommendations
Summary -- Constitutional and statutory mandate -- Background and context -- Re-examining the interpretation of "as nearly free as possible" -- Conclusion
The initial $1.4 billion construction investment results in an immediate addition of $828 million to GSP and $700 million in labor income after controlling for resource and material acquisition from out-of-state sources. The in-state activity induces additional GSP generation of $1.1 billion and $711 million in labor income as the direct effects ripple through the Arizona economy
Summary -- Introduction -- Colorado's TABOR provisions -- Comparison of TABOR to other TELs -- Fiscal impacts -- Referendum C -- A TABOR-like limitation in Arizona -- Proposals -- Problems created by a TABOR-like approach -- Revenue implications of a TABOR-like rule -- Fiscal alternatives for Arizona -- Evaluation of governor's proposal -- Recommendations -- References
Summary -- Background -- Federal government debt perspectives -- Borrowing at the state and local government level -- Infrastructure needs in Arizona -- Concluding thoughts This brief report provides conceptual perspectives on public investment using debt financing. Empirical evidence of the relationship between public investment and economic activity is provided, showing that moderate levels of debt do not impair economic growth and may provide a stimulus to growth. Arizona's public debt currently is low relative to national standards. Related to this low debt, public investment in infrastructure has fallen behind the state's population and economic growth over the last 15 ...
Background on the "as nearly free as possible" clause -- An economic analysis of "as nearly free as possible" -- Tuition and fees from a historical perspective -- Cost of attending college relative to the large private return from a college degree
Summary -- Description of data -- Findings -- Appendix This paper examines Arizona State University (ASU) graduates employed in Arizona. Approximately 207,000 ASU graduates were working in Arizona in 2012. The aggregate earnings of the ASU graduates were around $11.4 billion. These individuals contributed about $819 million in state taxes
Summary -- A brief comparison of Arizona and Utah -- Funding measures -- Data sources -- Public university noncapital funding in Arizona and Utah from the state government general fund -- Public higher education noncapital funding in Arizona and Utah from SHEEO -- Public higher education funding in Arizona and Utah from the Census Bureau -- Comparison of indicators
Summary -- Introduction -- Description of data -- Standardization of data -- Revenues -- Expenditures -- Funding for elementary and secondary education per student -- Funding for higher education per student -- Funding for corrections per inmate -- Funding for social services per recipient
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