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  • 2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona

    Posted on August 15, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias

    The annual Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card scores Arizona lawmakers on their support of principles of limited constitutional government. Each piece of legislation is assessed in one of four categories for whether it expands liberty consistent with the Arizona Constitution, or restricts liberty.

  • Six Reforms to Occupational Licensing Laws to Increase Jobs and Lower Costs

    Posted on July 10, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Do you have a love of fabric, furniture, and a talent for decorating? In a few states, unless you have a license, it’s tough luck if you want to start a decorating business. Most states actually have laws that limit the use of the title “interior designer.”

  • The Independent Payment Advisory Board: PPACA's Anti-Constitutional and Authoritarian Super-Legislature

    Posted on June 14, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen

    When a member of Congress introduces legislation, the Constitution requires that legislative proposal to secure the approval of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the president (unless Congress overrides a presidential veto) before it can become law. In all cases, either chamber of Congress may block it.

  • Ghost Busters: How to Save $125 Million a Year in Arizona's Education Budget

    Posted on May 21, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    Around the country, school finance formulas and accounting systems are notoriously complex. Arizona’s system is no exception. For many years, Arizona’s program was considered one of the nation’s most difficult to understand.

  • Debt and Taxes: Recommendations for Reform

    Posted on April 04, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Arizonans, through their state and local governments, are in debt to the tune of $66.5 billion. That’s over $10,000 for every man, woman, and child in the state. To put that in perspective, the average person’s income in Arizona is less than $36,000 per year.

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