Public and private economists weigh in on the state of Arizona's economy on Thursday as legislative budget analysts evaluate Arizona's fiscal health.
The economists serve on the Finance Advisory Committee. That group provides input to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff.
The budget staff uses analysis by the economists as one element in preparing a state revenue forecast that largely hinges on economic projections. Their projection released earlier this week was slightly less rosy than one given last week by Gov. Jan Brewer's top budget official.
A revenue forecast is a key element in writing a new state budget and one of the top duties facing legislators when they begin starts their six-month session last week.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:01:35 GMT
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor.More >
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor, his mother just died, and now he is a single father raising a newborn all alone.More >