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GPCF conducts data-driven research on public policy, economic impacts and community issues with the purpose of informing policy makers, business leaders and the general public.

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Health Care Industry Overview: Health care has been a driving factor for Greater Phoenix job growth in recent years, and the region has the potential to become a national health care hub. This report examines factors needed to spur economic growth so the health care industry can reach that next level.

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School Finance Policy Brief: School financing is complex and difficult to understand. This brief describes how the school financing model works.

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Arizona Clean and Accountable Elections Act: The proposed initiative filed by Arizonans for Clean and Accountable Elections (Arizona Advocacy Network) would amend statute to reduce the amount of allowable contributions to privately funded political campaigns while expanding the authority of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission (CECC) among numerous other provisions. Click here to download the PDF

Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: The proposed initiative filed by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project would legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana by persons who are 21 years of age or older. Click here to download the PDF

The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act: The proposed initiative filed by Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families would amend statute to increase Arizona’s minimum wage over time to $12/hour and mandates that employers provide employees with paid sick leave. Click here to download the PDF

Hospital Executive Compensation Act: The proposed initiative filed by the Hospital Accountability and Quality Care Organization and sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) places caps on the amount of compensation and other benefits paid to certain hospital and healthcare executives, administrators and managers. Click here to download the PDF

For more information on these studies, please contact Jennifer Mellor at jmellor@phoenixchamber.com.