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The Good, the Bad, and the UglyPosted on September 11, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Noah Clarke
An assessment of 2006 Legislative Report Card scores in tax and budget policy
The Grades Are InPosted on September 07, 2006 | Type: Press Release | Author: Starlee Rhoades
An Assessment of Legislative Votes in the 2006 Session
Flat Earth SocietyPosted on August 29, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson
Dolores Huerta's economic policies misguided, Mexico should embrace capitalism
When a Puddle is Just a PuddlePosted on June 21, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
Rapano's opinion may limit reach of bureaucracy
New Report Shows "Just Compensation" Requirement IgnoredPosted on June 19, 2006 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-A new Goldwater Institute policy report by Timothy Sandefur, Playing the Takings Game: How Government Regulates Away Property Rights, examines the impact of land use limitations on property owners. A "regulatory taking" occurs when government restricts or curtails the use of private property and thereby reduces its value. In these cases, poor judicial decisions let government escape compensating property owners as required by the constitution.