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Is Arizona’s budget broken? The Think Tank talks about it

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The Grand Canyon Institute, a centrist public policy think tank has just completed an analysis of the Arizona state budget.

The report claimed “revenue and employment growth during the current expansion have lagged significantly behind all neighboring states. As a result, the state has nearly $5 billion less than it had in fiscal year 2007 once one adjusts for population growth, inflation, and heightened use of accounting fund transfers. That equates for $3 for every $4 it had in fiscal year 2007.”

Our guest is David Wells, research director for Grand Canyon Institute, and principal author of the report. We explore with him how this happened and what its impacts are on the state.

Is Arizona’s budget broken? The Think Tank discusses a report from the Goldwater Institute that may suggest just that. airs on KTAR News 92.3 FM on Sundays 5-6 p.m. and repeats 9-10 p.m.


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