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Arizona State and Local Government Documents Collection


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2006 2015

Introduction -- Track 1: Status quo for Students FIRST -- Track 2: Bonding options for Students FIRST Students FIRST (Fair and Immediate Resources for Students Today) was enacted July 9, 1998. This paper will focus on (1) the facts and direct rationale behind the payment for K-12 school construction from a pool of current general fund dollars, as mandated in the Students FIRST provisions; and (2) the implications and logical consequences of bonding versus paying for capital improvements with cash on an annual basis. 'Track 1' designates the status quo strategy of cash payment for capital improvements, while 'Track 2' ...

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2007-03

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

Contributors
Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, Hoffman, Dennis, Rex, Tom
Created Date
2008-12

Summary -- Introduction to capital gains -- the effect of capital gains on state government -- Revenues -- Modeling capital gains in Arizona

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, L. William Seidman Research Institute
Created Date
2011-07

Various measures of Arizona state government expenditures suggest that state spending has increased substantially, both in recent years and during a longer period stretching back to 1990. However, increases are much more modest after adjusting for inflation and the state's rapid population growth. Further, the spending increases generally have been in line with the gains in various measures of income

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Clark, Tracy
Created Date
2007

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

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Rex, Tom, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2015-07

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

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Rex, Tom, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2015-06

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

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2006-11

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 ...

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2008-01

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

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Hogan, Timothy, Rex, Tom, et al.
Created Date
2011-03-03

Summary -- Historical review of tax law changes -- Taxes and economic growth

Contributors
Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, Hoffman, Dennis, Rex, Tom
Created Date
2008-06

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.

Publications issued by the Morrison Institute for Public Programs at Arizona State University are available in the ASU Digital Repository Morrison Institute for Public Policy - Publications Archive collection.