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Arizona State and Local Government Documents Collection


Date Range
2000 2013

Discusses the results of the 2010 decennial census for Arizona, with comparisons to the nation and other states, and for Arizona counties and places. Changes between 2000 and 2010 are included. In addition to the total population, the population living in households, and the population living in group quarters, the following topics are discussed: household type, race and ethnicity, age, housing units and vacancies, and homeownership. The data are available in two accompanying Excel files.

Contributors
Rex, Tom R., Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, L. William Seidman Research Institute
Created Date
2011-11

This is a summary of several reports related to government finance in Arizona that have been produced by the Office of the University Economist since December 2008. Some new information has been added in an attempt to provide a complete picture. The format of this report is a brief summary by issue, sometimes accompanied by a table or chart. References are provided to the report and the page number where additional detail can be found.

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom R., Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, et al.
Created Date
2009-03

Summary -- State government functions delineated in the Arizona Constitution -- Interpretation of constitutional duties -- Description of expenditure data -- Methodology for assessing government expenditures -- History of government expenditures -- Societal changes and the effect on public expenditures -- Educational achievement and attainment -- Reasonable levels of investment in education.

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom R., Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, et al.
Created Date
2010

The best way to evaluate job quality would be to analyze a dataset that presents both occupational and industrial data, but the only dataset of this nature available by state comes from the decennial census. It is severely limited by small sample size, the latest data are for 1999, and the 1999 data are not consistent with the 1989 data. Thus, the initial work by the Seidman Institute on job quality ("Job Quality in Arizona", March 2005) presented data on Arizona job quality from several sources of either industrial or occupational data. "Job Quality in Arizona Compared to All States" ...

Contributors
Rex, Tom R., Productivity and Prosperity Project, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2005-06

Following an analysis of economic conditions, this paper examines actions that can be taken by state governments to stimulate the economy. The only action that results in a significant near-term effect is to accelerate spending on physical infrastructure that has already been identified as needed.

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom R., Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, et al.
Created Date
2011-10

The Phoenix metropolitan area is new by national standards, having developed primarily since World War II and particularly since 1970. However, settlement patterns were established in the 1800s, in part due to topographic features such as water courses and mountains. The war effort during World War II stimulated the growth of the Valley. After the war, a combination of events led to much faster growth. These included the desire of ex-servicemen stationed in the area during the war to return; improvements in air conditioning; charter government in Phoenix, which allowed a small pro-growth business group to gain power; and aerospace ...

Contributors
Rex, Tom R., L. William Seidman Research Institute, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Created Date
2000-08

An examination of public funding for elementary and secondary education and higher education in Arizona from historical and interstate perspectives, in light of the funding mandate expressed in the Arizona Constitution. An evaluation of public education in Arizona is included.

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom R., Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, et al.
Created Date
2009-01

The educational attainment in 2000 of the entire 25-or-older population in Arizona was similar to the national average and ranked in the middle of the states. Arizona compared less favorably to two sets of comparison states: “competitor” states defined by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and “new economy” states identified by the Milken Institute. In 1990, however, Arizona’s educational attainment had exceeded the national average. Arizona ranked among the bottom 10 states in the 1990 to 2000 gain in educational attainment. Among both the entire population and those active in the labor force in 2000, the educational attainment of ...

Contributors
Rex, Tom R., Productivity and Prosperity Project, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
Created Date
2005-11

The Phoenix metropolitan area’s “favored quarter” for employment in 1995 – the metro area’s highest employment densities outside the primary core – extended from Chaparral Road in Scottsdale to Baseline Road in Tempe. Downtown and South Scottsdale’s success can be traced to being adjacent to the favored residential quarter that extends from the area around the Phoenix Mountains through north Scottsdale. In the 1990s, the favored employment quarter has been extending north in Scottsdale through the favored residential quarter. The presence of Arizona State University, proximity to Sky Harbor Airport, and access to the region’s first two freeways contributed to ...

Contributors
Rex, Tom R., Walls, Katrina S., L. William Seidman Research Institute, et al.
Created Date
2000-08

The purpose of the stabilization fund is to reduce the fluctuations in general fund revenue caused by the economic cycle. These fluctuations result in large budget surpluses in some years and large deficits in other years. Without considering the structural deficit, the budget stabilization fund almost certainly will not have the funding necessary to offset the cyclical reduction in revenue that will occur during the next recession.

Contributors
Hoffman, Dennis L., Rex, Tom R., Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, et al.
Created Date
2012-06

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.