Education Savings Accounts: Questions and AnswersPosted on March 12, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher
Education Savings Accounts were signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April 2011 and expanded in May 2012. The program opens a new frontier for education reform because parents have more options for their children with these savings accounts than under any other education reform initiative in American history. For the first time, parents can use formula funding from the state to customize their child’s education.
Tax Credit Scholarships: Questions and AnswersPosted on March 06, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher
Arizona operates three tax credit scholarship programs. Under these programs, individuals or businesses can donate money to school tuition organizations (STOs). These organizations award private school scholarships to students in grades K-12. Individuals and businesses can take a tax credit equal to their donation within certain limits when they file their taxes.
Unlocking Entrepreneurial Forces: States Can Spark Business Creation, Attract Venture Capital Investment, and Increase Job Growth by Eliminating Taxation of Capital GainsPosted on February 29, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski
This year, Arizona policymakers have a chance to do something that no other state with an income tax has done: eliminate the tax on capital gains.
Digital Learning: Improve Educational Opportunities for American Indian StudentsPosted on February 21, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Dan Lips
Approximately 59,000 American Indian students live in Arizona —approximately 5 percent of total student enrollment. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, Arizona’s American Indian students score below the state average on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and mathematics exams.
Save Taxpayers Tens of Billions of Dollars: End Government-Sector Collective BargainingPosted on January 24, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias
Civil servants should serve the public. Honest politicians must end policies and agreements that put their interests and those of government employees ahead of those of citizens at large. This report shows how.