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City loses battle over legal feesPosted on July 10, 2008 | Type: In the News
Phoenix and its partner in a $97.4 million economic-development agreement will not have their legal fees reimbursed in a lawsuit challenging the agreement.
Government Transparency is Bipartisan IssuePosted on June 11, 2008 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
Two political rivals have united behind the idea of putting more information in the hands of taxpayers. John McCain and Barack Obama have joined with two other senators to introduce S 3077, the Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008.
City of Phoenix and CityNorth Lose Motions for Attorneys FeesPosted on June 09, 2008 | Type: In the News
Goldwater Institute victorious in defending right to sue government
Coalition Backs Goldwater Institute on CityNorth Attorney FeesPosted on May 13, 2008 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix--A coalition of six policy organizations that agree on very few other issues came together yesterday in a friend-of-the-court brief arguing against efforts by the City of Phoenix and the developer of the CityNorth mall to collect $688,000 in attorneys fees from the Goldwater Institute in its challenge to a $97.4 million taxpayer subsidy for the mall.
City of Phoenix has become the bullyPosted on May 02, 2008 | Type: In the News | Author: Robert Robb
The city of Phoenix and a developer are asking that the Goldwater Institute be whacked with $687,000 in attorneys' fees and court costs for challenging the city's $97 million subsidy to the CityNorth shopping center.