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  • The Missing Reform: Regulatory Tax Credits

    Posted on November 09, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias

    Federal regulations have been estimated to cost $1.75 trillion per year, which is roughly 14 percent of total national income. All of these incredibly costly regulations slow economic activity and prevent the creation of jobs and wealth. Unfortunately, efforts to rein in excessive regulations have proven inadequate. But there is a powerful way to give government the missing incentive it needs—the regulatory tax credit

  • Ten Reasons Why Arizona Must Reject Health Insurance Exchanges

    Posted on November 04, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen

    States will not be able to maintain any meaningful control or "flexibility" by establishing a health insurance exchange. Likewise, any state that establishes an exchange will be enforcing the individual mandate.

  • A Custom Education for Every Child: The Promise of Online Learning and Education Savings Accounts

    Posted on October 25, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Dan Lips

    This paper examines how expanding access to online or virtual learning programs through state-funded Education Savings Accounts could enable Arizona families to truly customize their children’s education.

  • No Taxpayer Subsidies for Public Employee Unions

    Posted on September 21, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias

    Arizona may be a right-to-work state, but a new investigation by the Goldwater Institute shows that public-employee unions still wield outsized influence on elected officials—and they are using that power to feather their own nests.

  • 2011 Legislative Report Card for Arizona

    Posted on August 24, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias

    Engaged citizens make for good governments. That’s the central idea behind the ninth annual Institute Legislative Report Card, which takes into account 375 votes during the first session of Arizona’s fiftieth legislature. The result is a citizen-friendly tool for evaluating legislators’ votes against a simple, important standard: their impact on liberty.

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