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Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers $50 billionPosted on March 11, 2013 | Type: In the News
Lack of transparency laws allows public unions to push for sweet deals they wouldn’t get if their negotiations were conducted in the open, a new policy report from the Goldwater Institute finds. In fact, the report notes, “States across the nation could save $50 billion—and Arizona in particular could save $550 million—every year in excessive pay to public employees simply by banning government union collective bargaining.”
G.O.P. in Arizona Is Pushed to Expand MedicaidPosted on March 10, 2013 | Type: In the News
In private, conservative groups like the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute have been weighing whether to sue the state, arguing that the assessment is a tax, which would require approval by a two-thirds vote in the Legislature, as prescribed in a ballot measure passed in 1992.
The President and the PreschoolsPosted on February 15, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Darcy Olsen
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama announced an initiative to make preschool universal, citing studies that purport to show academic benefits from earlier school enrollment. Unfortunately, this plan flies in the face of overwhelming evidence that preschool has no lasting impact on children’s future educational success.
Fish pedicure case goes to courtPosted on January 15, 2013 | Type: In the News
A civil trial began Monday in a case by an Arizona salon owner who is challenging an order from cosmetology regulators that forced her to stop offering pedicures that use fish to nibble the dead skin off people's feet.
Representative David Schweikert Highlights Tombstone CasePosted on December 10, 2012 | Type: In the News
On the same day that Goldwater Institute attorneys appeared before the Ninth Circuit in Tombstone v. United States, Representative David Schweikert (R-Ariz) highlighted the case on the House floor.