Published: Friday, April 8, 2011
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the Fiscal 2012 budget that eliminates all child care subsidies in Arizona. While the full impact of that action won’t be felt for weeks and months after the law takes effect July 1, Budget Trax has measured what sharply reduced funding in recent years has meant to working parents, children and businesses, as well as to the potential impact to matching federal funding.
Published: Monday, March 14, 2011
This installment of the Mountain Monitor sheds light on a variegated and ambiguous quarter. Those looking for assurances to either start investing or retrench for a double-dip cannot find clear signals in these data.
Published: Monday, February 14, 2011
Sampling error is very large for most Arizona counties in the American Community Survey. Read a nontechnical discussion of the accuracy of the ACS.
Published: Monday, February 7, 2011
Innovation—introducing something new—in the 21st century mostly derives from technological advances. Innovation drives the modern economy, leading to gains in productivity and prosperity. In this edition of Indicator Insight, author Tom Rex discusses innovation in Arizona in terms of human capital, financial capital, and high-technology employment.
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.