As part of my presentation this session to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s Finance Advisory Committee (FAC), I briefly addressed concerns related to the economy eventually slowing. While I remain more bullish on Arizona’s economy than at any other time in my professional career, business cycles will continue to exist and policymakers can choose to either plan ahead or ignore this economic reality.
Info RCGRe: Arizona’s Budget Stabilization Fund and the Relationship with the Business Cycle
Our firm has been conducting a number of policy analyses related to taxation and K12 education funding. We have also begun examining how to best secure new tax revenue and deploy the funding to achieve the highest return on investment (ROI) possible. The efforts also include various components of higher education.
As a result, we explored the funding of a broad-based bilingual program in the state. This is a topic we had not researched but were interested in examining.
Info RCGAdditional Discussion of K12 Costs – Bilingual Education Proposals
One of the better economic development professionals in the Greater Phoenix area made a good point a couple of weeks back. After I was complaining about Amazon’s tactics of aggressively soliciting incentives, he noted it was their job to look out for investors and maximize profit. This was a very good point.
Info RCGEconomic Development and Maximizing Profit
Despite my tight connections with our neighbors to the south, I am conflicted on certain points of the immigration issue because it’s not a simple topic. The DACA debate and the impact on Dreamers is where I have no such conflict.
Analyzing the U.S. economy gets messy. But, I find it helpful to focus on some very basic things. Catching the turning points can make or break a business or government budget. While I indeed look at scores of tables and charts, the following handful of items are what I am paying attention to now and so sho
Info RCGHow to Identify the First Signs of Economic Trouble