About Arizona Government
The State of Arizona government is made up of three separate branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.
To view the official web site for the State of Arizona, click here.
The Executive branch is comprised approximately 130 agencies, departments, authorities, boards, commissions, councils, administrations, registrars, offices, and institutions. These organizations involve themselves with carrying out the law and performing the day-to-day business of State government.
To view Governor Ducey's official web site, click here.
The Legislative branch is comprised of the State's two principal law making bodies, the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives, as well as the Office of the Auditor General, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and Legislative Council.
To view the Arizona Legislative Branch's official web site, click here.
The Judicial branch is comprised of the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Superior Court augmented by the counties' Justice of the Peace Courts and the municipalities' Municipal Courts. Courts resolve legal disputes, manage trials and interpret the law.
To view the Arizona Judicial Branch's official web site, click here.
For information about each State organization, including mission, description and performance measures, click here to view the Master List of State Government Programs published by the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting.
To view a listing of State of Arizona organizations, click here.
The State of Arizona has eleven statewide elected officials. To view a list of the elected officials and biographical information, click here.
The State of Arizona uses a centralized, automated accounting system, the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS). The AFIS is the State's principal accounting system and is utilized by most State organizations as their primary accounting system. The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Department of Economic Security maintain financial data in separate internal accounting systems with summary level information periodically posted to the AFIS. Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona process summary level information on AFIS related to State funding, as well as collections of tuition and fees. Detailed revenue and expenditure transactions are maintained in their separate internal accounting systems. The Arizona Power Authority and Public Safety Personnel Retirement System maintain financial data in separate internal accounting systems with no information posted to the AFIS. The State intends to include the detailed transactions from these separate accounting systems as additional entities on Arizona OpenBooks as resources and priorities permit.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) makes payments for medical and health related services for its members and codes transactions in accordance with the state's chart of accounts and the guidelines established by the State of Arizona Accounting Manual. For more information on how AHCCCS financial transactions are recorded, click here to read AZOpenBooks FAQ #3. To view more detailed AHCCCS financial information, click here to be directed to the AHCCCS website for information on each of the payment categories and payment vendors.
The State of Arizona government operates on a fiscal year that begins on July 1 and ends on the following June 30. OpenBooks.az.gov presents data beginning with the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, and for each fiscal year thereafter.
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