Government Accountability

Back-room deals and closed doors are not the stuff of free governments. Our work is making governments more transparent and accountable to citizens.

<p>Back-room deals and closed doors are not the stuff of free governments. Our work is making governments more transparent and accountable to citizens.</p>

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: US FOREST SERVICE CONTINUES TO BLOCK TOMBSTONE, ARIZ RESIDENTS ACCESS TO WATER AS SCORCHING SUMMER APPROACHES, CHOOSING “WILDERNESS PRESERVATION” OVER HUMANS

Federal Officials Say Town May Use Only “Horses and Handtools” to Gain Access to Water in Wilderness

Contact: Charles Siler

202-487-8652

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GA LAWMAKERS GREENLIGHT ARTICLE V BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT CONVENTION

The Peach State is poised to be the first to pass the Compact for a Balanced Budget

PHOENIX - The state’s economic development agency has formally awarded a $2 million loan to a small, northeast Arizona railway, fulfilling what Goldwater Institute attorneys believe is an unconstitutional special law.

Contact: Charles Siler

(602) 633-8960

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: UNION, CITY ALLIES ASKS JUDGE TO APPROVE EXTRA 16,000 HOURS OF VACATION TIME FOR UNION BUSINESS

Goldwater Institute attorneys will fight new proposal in court Friday

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: GOLDWATER INSTITUTE ASKS JUDGE TO BLOCK NEW PHOENIX RELEASE TIME PROVISIONS SET TO TAKE EFFECT MONDAY

Contact: Lucy Caldwell
                               602-633-8986
MEDIA ADVISORY: GOLDWATER INSTITUTE ASKS JUDGE TO BLOCK NEW PHOENIX RELEASE TIME PROVISIONS

The Goldwater Institute today filed a motion for temporary restraining order to bar a controversial part of the release-time agreement approved by the Phoenix City Council yesterday by a 6-3 vote that is set to go into effect on Monday.

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LAWSUIT AIMS TO STOP UNCONSTITUTIONAL BID PREFERENCE POLICIES

Bid preference policies cost taxpayers more, enable politicians to play favorites with government dollars

The City of Tucson recently enacted a discriminatory local bid preference ordinance, casting off the fundamental concepts of fairness, openness, and predictability in the public procurement process.  In doing so, the city raised costs for taxpayers in Tucson and throughout the state, guaranteeing Tucsonans will pay more for public services, while encouraging other cities to discriminate against Tucson businesses that seek to do work outside Old Pueblo.   

Contact: Charles Siler

202-487-8652

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATE LEGISLATORS ADVANCING ARTICLE V CONVENTION TO TACKLE $17.4 TRILLION FEDERAL DEBT

Lawmakers in several states working this week to pass a constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment through a compact

 

 

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

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