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  • Goldwater Institute Releases Annual Legislative Grades

    Posted on August 24, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX – The Goldwater Institute’s annual Legislative Report Card was released today, taking into account 375 votes during the first session of Arizona’s fiftieth legislature.

  • Supreme Court Declares Arizona's Matching Funds System Unconstitutional

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX — Today, in a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision striking down the matching funds provisions of Arizona’s taxpayer-funded campaign finance system known as Clean Elections.

  • Campaign Finance Ruling May Make NYC a Model for the Nation

    Posted on June 21, 2011 | Type: Press Release | Author: Alec Hamilton

    A year after the Citizens United ruling opened the tap to allow corporate money to pour into elections, the Supreme Court appears poised to weigh in on whether public financing is a constitutional way to combat the influence of money in electoral politics.

  • Goldwater Institute Defends Right to Vote by Secret Ballot

    Posted on June 13, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX – The Goldwater Institute is joining the State of Arizona in defending Proposition 113, a state constitutional amendment to protect worker rights, from a challenge by the National Labor Relations Board.

  • Maricopa County Community College District Calls for Tax and Tuition Increases while Blocking Cost-Cutting Reforms

    Posted on June 09, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX—On June 14, 2011, the Maricopa County Community College District board will decide whether or not to hike property tax rates on all homeowners by 3 percent. In March, the board agreed to raise tuition and other student fees. With state budget reductions in many areas of government, it isn’t surprising that MCCCD is looking for more revenue. But a Goldwater Institute investigation finds that the district has refused to cut administrative bloat or to implement recommendations that could save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year.

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