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>

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.

Listen to it here.


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.

Listen to it here.

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.

Arizona faces a weak economy and a $1.2 billion structural deficit. Listen to Dr. Byron Schlomach as he discusses the state of Arizona’s budget and economy on Inside Track.

After the government financial rescue package was approved, Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach talked to KTAR news about how the stock market was affected by it.

Governor Jan Brewer wants to raise Arizona's sales tax by a penny to help close the state budget deficit. This is a bad idea, as doing so would result in over 14,000 private sector jobs lost, real economic output would decline by $1.2 billion, and Arizonans would see their after-tax income fall by $300 per household. Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach went on KTAR's Joe Crummey Show to talk about why spending cuts are the best way to close the budget gap.

Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen went on the J.D. Hayworth Show on KFYI to talk about Governor Jan Brewer's proposed tax increase and other budget recommendations Brewer made to the state legislature.