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>

Goldwater Institute investigative reporter Mark Flatten's latest investigation, Undisciplined Bureaucracy, which focused on the difficulty in terminating an inept government employee, was featured on KTVK TV3.

After Goldwater Institute investigative journalist Mark Flatten released, Undisciplined Bureaucracy, his story about how hard it is to terminate a problem government employee, KFYI's Barry Young talked about the investigation on his show.

Phoenix--U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson today ruled that the federal health care law requiring individuals to purchase government-prescribed health insurance exceeds congressional powers and therefore violates the Constitution.

“This is the opening salvo in the battle to bring down one of the most intrusive laws ever passed,” declared Clint Bolick, director of the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, which has filed its own legal challenge to the law in federal court in Phoenix.

Goldwater Institute investigative journalist Mark Flatten talked with KFYI's Mike Broomhead about his latest investigation "Undisciplined Bureaucracy," which exposes the difficulty in disciplining a problem government worker.

Sleeping on duty, threatening co-workers, falsifying documents, rudeness, sexual harassment and poor performance would get you fired from most jobs.

Goldwater Institute investigative reporter Mark Flatten appeared on KJZZ's Here and Now to discuss the city of Phoenix considering a proposal to end preferential treatment in awarding concession contracts to women and minority business

PHOENIX – The Goldwater Institute has released its Legislative Report Card for 2010, which analyzes the votes of Arizona legislators on 411 bills.

Goldwater Institute investigative reporter Mark Flatten went on KJZZ's Here and Now program to discuss lobbying--pros and cons, and how it's changing.

PHOENIX – For the third year in a row, Arizona Capitol Times readers have selected the Goldwater Institute as the state’s “Best Capitol Watchdog.”

There will be no straight course to the finish line over the fate of the Phoenix Coyotes, at least not if the Goldwater Institute has its way.

The conservative taxpayer watchdog group is ready to sue the City of Glendale as early as today for allegedly violating Arizona law by empowering city manager Ed Beasley to negotiate a form of a loss-covering deal for 2010-11 if the NHL is left to own the team for another season.

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