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  • Fundraising Arizona

    Posted on December 02, 2002 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick

    What are all the subsidies paying for? They certainly haven't removed special-interest influences from politics. A study by the Goldwater Institute, a free-market think tank in Arizona, shows that the voting behavior of state legislators who received Clean Elections subsidies was no different from that of legislators who ran entirely with private contributions. And special interests played a major role in collecting five-dollar contributions to qualify candidates for Clean Elections subsidies, as well as making independent expenditures. Special interests continue to influence politics, they just do it in different ways--and they will continue to do so as long as government remains so powerful.

  • Business Leaders Mixed on Results of Budget Cutting

    Posted on November 29, 2002 | Type: In the News

    Business interests and their political allies got about as much as they had hoped for out of this week's special budget-cutting session.

  • The Preschool Push

    Posted on November 26, 2002 | Type: In the News | Author: Cheryl Wetzstein

    Its critics fear programs benefit teachers unions more than kids

  • Budget Panel Needed

    Posted on November 19, 2002 | Type: In the News | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Use base-closing commission as a model to get state spending under control.

  • Budget Delay Could Cost the State $2M a Day

    Posted on November 08, 2002 | Type: In the News

    Business interests are stepping up their pressure to get Gov. Jane Hull and lawmakers to deal with the state's $500 million budget shortfall sooner rather than later.

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