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Goldwater Sides With City, Defends Taxpayers Against Union Suit to Restore ‘Pension-Spiking’ PracticesPosted on September 29, 2014 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX--In an interesting twist of courtroom fate, Goldwater Institute attorneys who forced the City of Phoenix to end pension spiking practices among its public safety workers earlier this year, are now working alongside the City, and defending taxpayers, against a union lawsuit to reinstate the illegal ‘spiking’ practices.
GOLDWATER INSTITUTE NAMED FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARDPosted on September 24, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Institute Recognized for Expanding Innovative Education Savings Accounts in Arizona and Florida
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FLORIDA FAMILIES FACE TEACHERS UNION IN COURT OVER POPULAR SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMPosted on September 24, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Lawyers will face off this afternoon in Leon County Circuit Court in Tallahassee to determine the fate of Florida’s Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, which allow severely disabled schoolchildren who leave public schools to use their state funds for a wide array of educational purposes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MICHIGAN MOVES CLOSER TO ENACTING ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ EXPERIMENTAL MEDICATION LAWPosted on September 16, 2014 | Type: Press Release
The House Health Policy Committee today moved Michigan one step closer to approving SB991 (Right to Try), which provides terminally ill patients in Michigan access to potentially life-saving medications that have not yet been fully approved by the FDA. Michigan would become the fourth state behind Colorado, Missouri and Louisiana to approve the popular bill, which provides hope to patients who have exhausted traditional treatment options.
MEDIA ADVISORY: AZ GOV. FIGHTS COURT RULING GIVING 36 LEGISLATORS THEIR DAY IN COURTPosted on August 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release
The Arizona State Supreme Court agreed today to hear an appeal brought by Gov. Jan Brewer fighting an appeals court ruling that recognized the standing of 36 state legislators who voted to defeat the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. In July 2013, Brewer called state legislators into a special session and pressured them to pass a Medicaid expansion bill. This Medicaid tax bill became law with the approval of only a simple majority of legislators, even though a supermajority was constitutionally required under Prop 108 of the state constitution.