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ASU study: Arizona deficit more than triple GOP's claim

'Arizona suffers not only from a massive cyclical deficit but also a gargantuan structural deficit'

Arizona's true state budget deficit is $2.1 billion, more than triple the $825 million cited by Gov. Jan Brewer and Republicans in the Legislature, a new study estimates. It says short-term fixes that papered over budget deficits have only made the state's fiscal situation worse: "Arizona suffers not only from a massive cyclical deficit but also a gargantuan structural deficit."

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Jan 5, 2011, 10:53 am
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“...cutting a K-12 system often cited before the recession for receiving the lowest per-pupil funding in the nation, and significantly reducing funding for the state’s university system.”  Yes…cut funding for the single most important path to a brighter future…education.  Arizona, like California, is poised to be a Third World State.

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