August 31, 2015

Estimated Revenue from 15% Marijuana Sales Tax in Arizona


By Dave Wells, Ph.D., Research Director

Grand Canyon Institute


The Grand Canyon Institute neither favors nor opposes the effort to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona.


April 17, 2014

Why Arizona’s Regulatory Moratorium is Unnecessary


Karen L. Smith, Ph.D.

Fellow, Grand Canyon Institute



March 5, 2014

Supporting Arizona Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency

An Analysis of Funding for Programs that Assist Low-Income Women in Arizona – and the Impact of those Programs


Report Produced for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

by the Grand Canyon Institute

Research Fellow Molly Castelazo


Executive Summary


January 27, 2014

by Dave Wells, Ph.D.,  Research Director, Grand Canyon Insitute

and Stephen Herzenberg, Ph.D., Executive Director, Keystone Research Center

Executive Summary [1]

December 31, 2013

Impact of Losing Emergency Unemployment Compensation in Arizona

By Dave Wells, Ph.D.

Research Director

Executive Summary

May 13, 2013


Many of our conservative lawmakers are no fans of government health care and have suggested that instead of expanding Medicaid in line with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that Arizona continue its enrollment freeze on childless (non-custodial) adults while having the state take over financing the program, suggesting the rainy day fund with $450 million as a possible revenue source.

March 14, 2013

One of the priorities for Governor Jan Brewer is simplifying Arizona’s complex transaction privilege tax system, including as it pertains to contracting, as most states tax contractors...

February 18, 2013

Reductions in effective tax rates under certain conditions can result in gains in economic activity and increased government revenue. In practice, however, many supporters of “supply-

September 26, 2012

The Grand Canyon Institute (GCI) evaluated the fiscal and economic circumstances of expanding Medicaid under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) versus continuing a freeze on coverage for single adults, but expanding coverage to all children under 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Line as required by the ACA,  and also compared to fully funding the citizen-approved Proposition 204 “Healthy Arizona” Medicaid requirements while also expanding coverage to all children under 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Line as required in the ACA.