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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 5
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Author Tom Rex discusses how the long downward trend in high-technology industries in Arizona continued over the last decade.

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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: 3
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Sunday, January 24, 2010

    The biggest economic trend in Arizona over the last decade has been the flat line on various measures of prosperity relative to the national average. Arizona always has been below the national average on measures such as the average wage, earnings per employee, and per capita personal income. However, Arizona compares less favorably now than it did in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 2
    Author(s):
    Bill Hart
    Published: Friday, January 22, 2010

    Arizona’s most significant criminal-justice trend of the 2000s has been the enormous growth of the state’s prison population, which far outpaced state population growth and continued upward even as the rate of major crimes dropped. In this edition of Decades, author Bill Hart explores Arizona incarceration trends into the next decade.

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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.