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  • Arizona Could Boost Job Growth by Building on Lessons From Texas

    Posted on October 17, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    While the economy is slowly recovering around the country, unemployment in Arizona is still higher than the national average at 8.3 percent. But some states, like Texas, have recovered every job lost during the recession and then some.

  • Are Arizona Schools Underfunded? New Report Says No

    Posted on October 11, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Ballots are hitting mailboxes this week, and the Prop 204 campaign is urging Arizona voters to pass a $1 billion tax increase because Arizona’s schools have been devastated by budget cuts during the recession. But a new analysis of school spending over the past few years shows that funding dedicated to students hasn’t been cut, despite the recession.

  • Arizona University Students Unknowingly Contributed $120,000 to Prop 204 Campaign

    Posted on September 28, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Arizona university students have contributed over $120,000 in cash and funded countless man hours to support the Yes on Proposition 204 campaign, which would permanently raise the state sales tax, yet most of them probably don’t even know they’ve made a contribution. In fact, many of them may not even agree with the initiative.

  • Goldwater Institute Urges Lawmakers to Say "No" to State Insurance Exchanges

    Posted on September 25, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    If Arizona lawmakers enact a state health insurance exchange as allowed by the federal health care law, Arizona taxpayers will be on the hook for direct subsidies to insurance companies, and employers in the state who decline to provide government-approved employee health insurance will face fines of up to $2,000 per employee annually, explains a Goldwater Institute Policy Memo released Tuesday.

  • Eliminating Arizona's Income Tax Could Create 20,000 New Jobs in First Year

    Posted on September 20, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Eliminating Arizona’s state income tax could put 20,000 people to work in the first year alone and business activity in the state could rise by an additional $419 million each year, finds a new Goldwater Institute policy report released Thursday.

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