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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.
Wrongful TerminationPosted on May 08, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
Governor’s veto of wrongful termination case limitations encourages frivolous lawsuits.
Consistency OverlookedPosted on May 01, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Carrie Lukas
Maybe we need a Title X for the boys?
Sunshine's the Best DisinfectantPosted on March 15, 2006 | Type: Blog
Celebrating open, transparent, and accountable government
Economic report card gives state near-failing gradesPosted on February 10, 2006 | Type: In the News | Author: Mike Sunnucks
A new national report card skewers Arizona's economy despite the state's high employment growth and population gains in recent years.