City & Local Reform
There are almost 90,000 local governments in America, with an average of one new local government born every day. Many are unaccountable to taxpayers and special interest-driven, and the Goldwater Institute’s “New Charter for American Cities” gives citizens the tools they need to fight City Hall and hold their local governments accountable.
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Red-Light Cameras Catch Criminals, Not InnocentsPosted on June 21, 2002 | Type: In the News
We were a bunch of grumpy scofflaws, sitting in a defensive-driving class, nerves still raw over being caught in some act of traffic illegality.
Goldwater Study Debunks Worries about Arizona's GrowthPosted on June 06, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-In a policy paper released today, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi concludes that Arizona's rapid growth over the past decade has had largely positive effects on the state's economy. His findings contradict the views of many industrial policy advocates, who have expressed concern over the state's growth pattern and proposed what Franciosi calls "a sweeping agenda for activist government."
Safer Streets Possible Without Red-Light CamerasPosted on May 28, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Solveig Singleton
More of Arizona's cities and towns are considering the use of red light cameras. As they inch their way into the intersection of privacy and technology, cities should proceed with caution.
We Didn't Become LAPosted on May 09, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Robert J. Franciosi
In 1989, public transit advocates argued that Valtrans was the only system that could prevent the Valley of the Sun from turning into a traffic-choked, smog-shrouded "Carmageddon."
Vigorous Maricopa Growth Reflects High Quality of LifePosted on April 30, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix-According to new Census Bureau figures, Maricopa County grew faster than any other county in the nation during the fifteen months from April 2000 to July 2001. While some see this growth as a cause for alarm, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi believes that Maricopa's vigorous growth is a reflection of its high quality of life.