Stories tagged: "budget"


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It’s Not Just Today—Arizona Schools Have Had Funding Issues for Decades

A 42-year-old amendment to Arizona’s constitution is proving to have dire effects on the state’s public school system.

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Arizona Lawmakers Approve State Budget. Here’s What’s In It.

The $18 billion budget includes funding for a border wall, public safety, highway construction, and increased investment in Arizona's public schools.

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Deficit Reduction, Lower Costs Cornerstone Of Biden Budget

Based on the Biden Budget proposed last month, it’s clear what the President values — deficit reduction, a fairer tax code, and lower costs.

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Arizona Housing Advocate Says Build Back Better Plan Could Effectively End US Homelessness

The legislation includes $90 billion for rental assistance, $80 billion for public housing repairs, and $37 billion for the National Housing Trust Fund.

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Republicans Want to Gut Arizona Cities That Cut Police Budgets

Under HB2310, any city or county that cuts the budgets of their police agency by 10% or more would lose the same amount in state funding.

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What Fueled the Fire to Defund Police in Arizona

Jamaar Williams of BLM Metro Phoenix said defunding and disbanding police departments is neither radical nor unrealistic.

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How Police Funding in Arizona Could Be Redistributed

Affordable housing, unemployment, mental health, and education are some of the areas that could benefit from additional funding.