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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 -- 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

Summary -- Background -- Regional economics -- Public sector -- Scenario 1: inaction -- Job creation: nature and timing of economic recovery in Arizona -- Economic competitiveness -- State budget: an assessment of current and future conditions absent any action -- Scenario 2: positive action -- Recommendations for immediate action -- Recommendations for longer-term actions -- Year-by-year summary -- Conclusion Arizonans face the twin problems of recovering from a deep and long economic recession and dealing with significant fiscal imbalances in state and local governments. This report details a roadmap to address both the short-term and long-term economic and fiscal ...

Contributors
Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, Hoffman, Dennis L, Rex, Tom
Created Date
2010-01

In "Roadmap to Arizona's Economic Recovery," a general fund revenue forecast is presented which includes proposed changes to the revenue system. If the proposed changes are backed out of these figures, the baseline forecast can be obtained. This addendum provides detail on the Roadmap's revenue projection. the three key points are: 1) Arizona's economy is highly cyclical, growing much faster than the nation during economic expansions; 2) Revenues everywhere, but especially in Arizona, given its revenue structure, are much more cyclical than the overall economy; 3) the revenue forecast in the Roadmap is actually conservative. Revenues relative to the size ...

Contributors
Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom
Created Date
2010-03

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
Contributors
Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom
Created Date
2008-11

Summary of the effects of a reduction in government spending relative to an increase in revenue -- Background -- Projected economic effects of balancing the state budget The state government general fund shortfall in the next fiscal year is projected to be $2.4 billion. A projected shortfall of $1.6 billion will need to be closed through spending reductions and/or revenue enhancements. The Legislature has focused on reductions in funding to state agencies. However demand does not decline for most public-sector services during a recession. Spending reductions by governments during recessions also worsen economic conditions. State spending cuts would worsen and ...

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Rex, Tom
Created Date
2009-02

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

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis, Rex, Tom, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
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.

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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.