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    Indicator Insight Volume: 3 Issue: 2
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    The decennial census count for Arizona of 6,392,017 on April 1, 2010 is considerably less than the latest population estimates, which are for July 1, 2009. In this edition of Indicator Insight, author Tom Rex examines the possible reasons for the large census count discrepancy and its implications for Arizona.

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    Policy Points Volume: 3 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Despite all of the spending reductions, fund transfers, and other techniques used to balance the budget in the preceding few years, Arizona’s general fund faces a massive deficit. This issue of Policy Points poses an important question: Are you content with the historically low expenditures being made from the general fund and satisfied that the current low level of public services will be permanent?

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    Indicator Insight Volume: 3 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Public finance—taxes and other revenues collected by government and the expenditure of those revenues—always has been somewhat controversial because of wide philosophical differences among residents regarding the role that government should play in providing public services and in collecting taxes and fees from its residents. Recently, public finance in Arizona has become a prominent public issue due to the need to resolve the deficits that afflict state government and most county and municipal governments in Arizona.