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K-12 Funding & State Budget

Arizona’s economy and future success depends on the degree to which all children have the opportunity to receive quality education, to grow up healthy, and to be safe.

By supporting families and making economic investments that ensure they have access to quality schools, stable and affordable housing, and well-paying jobs, Arizona is investing in its future.

State Tax Payers Are Paying Less Today Than 30 Years Ago

State Revenue per $1,000 of Personal Income

State and Local Taxes Paid Per $100 of Income, by Income Group

Chart showing higher income progressively paying less state and local taxes

Where the General Fund Comes From

($11.8 Billion)

How Arizona's General Fund is Spent

($11.8 Billion)

2022 Priorities

  1. Prevent a $1.2 billion cut to public schools by authorizing an annual exemption to the K-12 expenditure cap for this school year by March 1
  2. Refer a measure to the ballot to update or eliminate the outdated K-12 expenditure cap
  3. Expand access to affordable, higher education and prevent increases in student debt
  4. Reduce inequities in school funding
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The Arizona Center for Economic Progress

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress is a leader in advancing policies that create fairer tax codes which raise the revenue needed to invest in education, affordable housing, health care, infrastructure, and other supports needed to build thriving communities and better economic opportunities for all Arizonans.

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