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Arizona K-12 schools paid out $8,873 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Arizona spent $8,873 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the fourth lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

13.2% of Arizona residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Arizona residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.2 percent of the state’s population, the 14th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Arizona offers 76 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Arizona number 76, the 17th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Arizona schools get 41.2% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 41 percent of Arizona public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 26th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

Surprise City Council Candidate Signs Term Limits Pledge

At a public signing yesterday, Surprise city council candidate, James Ellis (district 3), signed the Term Limits Municipal Pledge supporting term limits on all elected city council members. U.S. Term Limits praises Ellis for his commitment to this important issue.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Arizona reach $4.8 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Arizona amount to $4.8 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 21st highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Arizona averaged $48,723

Teachers’ salaries in Arizona averaged $48,723 for the 2017-2018 school year, the seventh lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Arizona reach $3.9 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Arizona amount to $3.9 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 20th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Neal Carter Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Arizona house candidate, Neal Carter (district 8) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Arizona’s public pensions are 62 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Arizona’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 62 percent of the total, the 36th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Arizona reach $15.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Arizona amount to $15.3 billion, the 20th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Arkansas reach $9.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Arkansas amount to $9.5 billion, the 30th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Arizona

The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Arizona, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Arizona earns grade of C for manufacturing health

Arizona received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Opinion: Senator Sinema is fighting for Arizona jobs by returning their competitive advantage

Arizona businesses can go head-to-head with any foreign competitor – and win. Yet, our state’s businesses are missing a critical tool in their arsenal that would help them win more deals: the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank.

Coconino County’s $3,462-per-month cost of living is the highest in Arizona

Residents of Coconino County need to make $3,462 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Arizona.

Arizona’s public pensions are 61.2% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Arizona’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 61.2 percent of the total, the 35th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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