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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 4
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Monday, January 25, 2010

    Numerous tax cuts over the last 15 years have substantially reduced revenue to the Arizona state general fund and greatly narrowed the tax base.  

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Andrea Whitsett
    Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010

    One of the greatest threats to cultural vitality in Arizona is the staggering reduction of legislative appropriations for the arts. In this issue of Decades, author Andrea Whitsett explains this important trend in Arizona art and culture over the previous decade.

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    Policy Points Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Arizona’s social safety net is stretching to meet increased demand. Read how potential new budget cuts may impact services such as healthcare, food assistance, and cash assistance for those in greatest need.

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    AZ Views Volume: 2 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    What a difference a year makes. In June 2008, AZ Views reported that “Arizonans have a strong sense of job security, despite the national economic slump and the state’s budget crisis.” That is no longer true, as this edition of AZ Views shows, and Arizona’s economic situation arguably is the best example of the worst case.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 5
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Arizonans think best of local hospitals and community parks among government and community services. And while they don’t think particularly well of government responsiveness, most panelists believe community-based programs can prevent social problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, high school drop outs, property crime, and child abuse.