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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IN APPLE DEAL, GOVERNMENT REPS DON’T GET TO SIGN AWAY “PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW”Posted on November 08, 2013 | Type: Press Release
Media reports this week indicate that public officials and staff from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the City of Mesa, and Maricopa County have signed confidentiality agreements to hide the content of their meetings with Apple Corporation as they worked to attract the tech giant to open operations in the area. According to the Goldwater Institute, attempts by public officials to hide information about how taxpayer dollars are being spent raises serious legal questions, especially in light of Arizona's broad public records laws requiring open and transparent government.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATE LEGISLATORS WORKING TO CREATE IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTIONS AGAINST OBAMACARE NAVIGATORSPosted on October 31, 2013 | Type: Press Release
As exchanges open, millions of federal dollars in navigator grants are being awarded to controversial groups, which will have access to private information yet not require a single background check for their staff.
MEDIA ADVISORY: LOUISIANA FAMILIES ASK JUDGE TO DISMISS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S CHALLENGE TO SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAMPosted on September 23, 2013 | Type: Press Release | Author: Lucy Morrow Caldwell
Federal desegregation orders remain in effect in over 200 school districts throughout the country. If the Department of Justice succeeds in blocking the voucher program, it could thwart voucher programs, charter school access and other school choice opportunities across the U.S.
MEDIA ADVISORY: SCOTTSDALE SCHOOL OFFICIALS RISK VIOLATION OF NEW LAW, SAYS GOLDWATER INSTITUTE LETTERPosted on September 05, 2013 | Type: Press Release
The Scottsdale Unified School District is misusing public resources to promote an upcoming bond election and violating new state law, according to a letter sent to district officials by the Goldwater Institute Thursday. And based on recent legislation that goes into effect next week, district officials could be personally liable for violating restrictions on taxpayer-funded electioneering.
For Immediate Release: Arizona Governor Signs Education Savings Account Expansion Bill into LawPosted on June 21, 2013 | Type: Press Release
Children languishing in public schools that don’t meet their unique needs now have better options, thanks to legislation signed into law this week to expand Arizona’s groundbreaking education savings account program to kindergarteners who meet the program’s other eligibility requirements. The legislation also increases the funding available for families using the accounts to better enable parents to meet their children’s needs.