Government Red Tape
Many cities, counties, and states wrap small businesses up in red tape that goes far beyond protecting public health and safety. For example, when theater owners in Tucson painted a large mural on the side of their building to advertise an upcoming show, the city cracked down, citing the theater for not following the proper permitting steps, including making a formal presentation before the Sign Code Advisory Committee. Goldwater helps cities see the long-term advantage in minimal, consistent regulation – and isn’t afraid to step in when they overstep their constitutional authority.
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Government: A lousy venture capitalistPosted on September 14, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
When state legislatures reconvene in January, a priority for many will be passing some kind of “jobs” bill. What form that might take is open to debate, but there are already lessons to be learned on what not to do.
Carrie Ann Sitren discusses daycare licensing fees on Sen. Ron Gould's radio programPosted on June 24, 2011 | Type: Audio
The Goldwater Institute's Carrie Ann Sitren joined Sen. Ron Gould to talk about government overreach into daycare regulation in Arizona.
A new bully on the playgroundPosted on June 23, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Carrie Ann Sitren
There’s a new feature at summer camp this year. But it’s not a new swimming hole or playground. It’s Big Brother looking over the shoulders of daycare centers.
Clint Bolick discusses his latest book on KJZZPosted on June 22, 2011 | Type: Audio
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick joined KJZZ's Here and Now to discuss his new book Death Grip: Loosening the Law's Stranglehold over Economic Liberty
World Bank Study: Freedom Boosts EconomiesPosted on May 25, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
n a happy coincidence, I saw a new World Bank study on entitlements and economic growth on the same day a lawsuit against cuts to Arizona’s Medicaid benefits was filed. The World Bank study provides evidence that while reinstatement of the Medicaid benefits might help some right away, in the long run it would likely hurt us all economically, including the people the lawsuit seeks to help.