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Summary of FY22 State Budget

On June 30, 2021, Governor Ducey signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 state budget passed by the Arizona Legislature. While Arizona’s economy is healthy and the state was projected to have $1.5 – $2 billion in ongoing new revenue, the Governor signed the largest tax cut in state history. The governor and legislature had the opportunity to make real investments in public education and our communities. Instead, this tax cut primarily benefits the wealthiest and leaves the majority of Arizonans with little to no relief.
Published: July 13, 2021

Key Takeaways

  1. Budget Cuts $3 Billion in State Revenue
  2. Attacks the Invest in Education Act
  3. Education policy changes, including Teacher Gag Bill and private school voucher expansion

Flat Tax and Rate Cap Increases share of Tax Benefits for Arizonans with High Incomes

Estimates from the Arizona Center for Economic Progress of the distributional impacts of the fully-implemented 2.5% flat tax and 4.5% top marginal rate cap, by household income.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the labor union for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.