Government Spending

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Phoenix--While the state is $1.5 billion in the red, it is spending your money as fast as ever.

The Goldwater Institute's Dr. Byron Schlomach went on the James Allen Show to talk about the series Thinking Economically.

The Goldwater Institute's Carrie Ann Sitren appeared live on KTVK Channel 3's Good Morning Arizona to give an update on the City of Glendale's ongoing saga with the Phoenix Coyotes--a situation the Goldwater Institute is watching very closely and has already filed suit on.

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Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen appeared on Arizona Illustrated with Bill Buckmaster to discuss how lawmakers can fix Arizona's structural deficit.

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When faced with complex problems, Americans often ask for “the bottom line.” We want to know what is clear, definite, and largely indisputable.

Should lawmakers make larger cuts to other areas of state government or perhaps raise taxes to preserve as much state money as possible for universities? A Republic editorial recently made that case, but I beg to differ.

The Republic focused on research being conducted at Arizona universities, citing work to develop artificial limbs and algae-based fuels, and tracking near-Earth meteors as examples of critical work that must continue despite the financial crisis facing this state.


Carrie Ann Sitren went on the Gambo and Ash Show on Sports 620 KTAR to discuss the latest on the Goldwater Institute lawsuit against the City of Glendale. Goldwater is suing the city for public records related to negotiations on keeping the Phoenix Coyotes in town.

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Goldwater Institute chairman, Dr. Tom Patterson, appeared on KFNX's "Main Street Out Loud" show to discuss the state budget mess and what lawmakers need to do to get us out of it.

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Mark Steyn answers questions from an enthusiastic audience at the Goldwater Institute's Rose Law Group Speaker Series breakfast.

If Arizona’s government spending had been limited to population growth plus inflation, Arizona would have more than a $1 billion surplus.  Darcy Olsen speaks with Mike Broomhead on KFYI 550 AM about Arizona’s bad spending habits and current $1 billion deficit.