Government Spending

No government has ever spent its way to prosperity. Our proposals help governments be fiscally responsible so citizens can be prosperous.

<p>No government has ever spent its way to prosperity. Our proposals help governments be fiscally responsible so citizens can be prosperous.</p>

The Goldwater Institute's Byron Schlomach appeared on KTVK Channel 3's Politics Unplugged to talk about the Goldwater Institute's and Citizens Against Government Waste's new book on government waste and fraud, the 2011 Piglet Book.

The Goldwater Institute's Stephen Slivinski appeared on KTVK Channel 3's Politics Unplugged to discuss Gov. Jan Brewer's economics package.

After NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman blasted the Goldwater Institute, Darcy Olsen appeared on KFYI's Mike Broomhead to respond, and to talk about the Goldwater Institute's latest publication, the 2011 Piglet Book.

PHOENIX – Santa Cruz County lost track of $241,000 in equipment. Safford spent $15,000 to install outdoor stereo speakers on a downtown street. Avondale used $7 million to connect water and sewer pipelines to a professional auto racing track.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Arizona state government is in the midst of a $700 million budget crisis. Cities, counties, and school districts across the state are struggling to make ends meet. The federal government is drowning in record deficits and mounting debt.

Some politicians are quick to blame declining revenues for government budgetary woes. Readers of the 2011 Arizona Piglet Book, however, will quickly see that too much spending, not too little tax revenue, is the real culprit.

The Goldwater Institute's Byron Schlomach joined KJLL's Bill Buckmaster to express his concerns with Gov. Brewer's budget plan.

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared on KTVK's Politics Unplugged to talk about the new legislative session and what lawmakers can do to help balance the budget.

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The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick went on KPNX's Sunday Square Off to talk about the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, and how successful it has been in just three short years.

Under the state constitution, Arizona’s elected officials have the responsibility to protect individual rights and promote limited government. The Goldwater Institute presents 100 Ideas for 100 Days so policymakers at every level of government can enter 2011 with a bundle of suggestions to increase the state’s prosperity and expand freedom.

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