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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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  • Cities can boost business with more freedom

    Posted on September 21, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias

    Despite the struggling economy, many local governments continue to make it harder for businesses to survive.

  • Arizona cities and towns must reclaim heritage of competitive outsourcing

    Posted on September 09, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias

    What’s the big secret in Sandy Springs, Georgia? This town of 83,000 furnishes Cadillac-level services on a budget of $1,996 per person.

  • Phoenix food tax increase a sign of failure

    Posted on August 04, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach

    On Sept. 11, 2007, Phoenix voters were asked to approve an 11 percent increase on the general sales tax that, it was promised, would result in 500 more police and firefighters.

  • Clint Bolick talks about the appeal in the Mesa Cultural Impact Fees case on ABC 15

    Posted on June 29, 2010 | Type: Video

    The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick went on ABC 15 immediately after arguing the appeal in the Mesa Cultural Impact Fees case.

  • Sky Harbor study on need for racial preferences two years overdue

    Posted on May 05, 2010 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten

    The Goldwater Institute Watchdog Report is a periodic publication intended to identify government corruption and waste and to hold politicians and public agencies accountable to taxpayers.

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