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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Arizona's New Pop IdolPosted on January 17, 2007 | Type: Blog | Author: Noah Clarke
The British Pop band Naked Eyes was ahead of its time. Its 1983 hit song Promises, Promises sums up the Governor's health insurance proposal:
Arizona's E-CourtPosted on December 13, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
This time of the year, its tradition to deck the halls with boughs of holly. But Maricopa County courts have decked the halls another way with stacks upon stacks of files. Taking a welcome step into the digital age, Maricopa County's judiciary is about to embrace the old adage that less is more. Take court files for example.
All or NothingPosted on November 16, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson
How well is the citizens initiative process working?
State lawmakers get poor marks from Goldwater groupPosted on November 06, 2006 | Type: In the News
The Arizona Legislature --including leaders from both parties -- received poor marks for controlling government spending.
An Exercise in Mountains and MolehillsPosted on October 19, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
Requiring voter ID is not a poll tax