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: 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

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PENSION SPIKING LAWSUIT HIGHLIGHTS GROSS ABUSES OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIRING AS MILLIONAIRES, WHILE HARDWORKING AMERICANS FOOT THE BILL

 

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

IN APPLE DEAL, GOVERNMENT REPS DON’T GET TO SIGN AWAY “PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW”

Goldwater Institute will pursue records requests over Apple deal to the fullest extent

 

Read "2013 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's Fifty-First Legislature, First Regular Session"

Read 2013 Legislative Report Card Appendix: part 1, part 2

Look up your legislators' scores

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-Ill) contacted the Goldwater Institute to inquire about the private organization's relationship to the American Legislative Exchange Council--most notably, whether the Institute has supported ALEC in the past or endorsed the group's "Stand Your Ground" model legislation. The following is a response by Goldwater Institute senior staff to Sen Durbin's office, and this letter (pasted below) will be sent to the office of Sen Durbin today. A PDF of this letter, as well as Sen Durbin's original letter are linked at the bottom of this article.

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