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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Report: Proposed Tax Credit Could Boost Jobs OutlookPosted on November 09, 2011 | Type: Press Release
In Arizona and across the country, small business owners and entrepreneurs spend billions of dollars and countless hours complying with regulations. But a new recommendation from the Goldwater Institute could offer these businesses help – and boost the state’s jobs outlook along the way.
Cindy Vong talks about the Spa Fish case on Peter Schiff's ShowPosted on October 25, 2011 | Type: Audio
The Goldwater Institute is representing Cindy Vong after the Arizona Board of Cosmetology shut down her foot therapy spa, which uses tiny Garra Rufa fish to eat the dead skin off of customers' feet. Ms. Vong went on the Peter Schiff Show to discuss her case.
President's move on air quality regulation a good startPosted on October 06, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Rebecca Hudson
President Obama has finally made an attempt to reign in the astounding regulatory overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A tax credit to reduce government red tapePosted on October 05, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
A regulatory tax credit would allow taxpayers to reduce their taxes in an amount equal to the cost of complying with excessive regulation by the government, providing a powerful incentive for government to avoid and reduce regulations.
Do consumers need protection from out of state wine?Posted on September 27, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
Congress is considering a bill, H.R. 1161, which would allow states to restore protectionist trade barriers against wine grown outside their state line.