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A government that operates behind closed doors cannot be the government of a free people. The Goldwater Institute has prompted several reforms shining light into the inner workings of government, including the nation’s most comprehensive online database of line-by-line government spending and restrictions on politicians using tax money for self-promotion. Our regular watchdog reports are helping citizens hold their elected officials accountable.

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  • Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit against City of Glendale

    Posted on June 13, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ—The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning seeking to invalidate last week’s Glendale City Council vote authorizing the city to enter into an arena management agreement with the potential buyer of the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes hockey team.

  • Taxpayers Take the Puck

    Posted on June 11, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: John J. Miller

    The Phoenix Coyotes are having the best season of their short history. In April, they finished atop the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division. In the postseason, they beat the Chicago Blackhawks in six games and the Nashville Predators in five. Never before had the Coyotes advanced past the first round of the playoffs. At press time, they were skating in the Western Conference championship against the Los Angeles Kings, fighting for a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.

  • Glendale Destroyed Trust with Rushed Vote

    Posted on June 09, 2012 | Type: In the News

    Glendale confirmed its reputation as the Valley city with the greatest disdain for transparency. In the process, it assured itself of more time in court and less trust from residents.

  • Goldwater Institute: Glendale missing significant portions of Coyotes deal

    Posted on June 08, 2012 | Type: In the News

    The city of Glendale may be working towards an agreement to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, but the city may be working without all the facts, the Goldwater Institute said.

  • Statement on the Glendale/Coyotes Situation

    Posted on June 08, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    A statement from Goldwater Institute President Darcy Olsen.

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