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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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  • All or Nothing

    Posted on November 16, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson

    How well is the citizens initiative process working?

  • State lawmakers get poor marks from Goldwater group

    Posted 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 Molehills

    Posted on October 19, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr

    Requiring voter ID is not a poll tax

  • All Rise!

    Posted on September 28, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr

    Arizonans will find out more about judges than just name, rank, and serial number

  • The Octopus in the Room

    Posted on September 14, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Arwynn Mattix

    An analysis of the 2006 Legislative Report Card scores in regulation

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