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Supreme Court Declares Arizona's Matching Funds System UnconstitutionalPosted 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 NationPosted 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 BallotPosted 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 ReformsPosted 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.
Federalism DIY: 10 Ways for States to Check and Balance WashingtonPosted on June 01, 2011 | Type: Press Release | Author: Nick Dranias
The federal government is tightening its control over the 50 states and the lives of every American. The U.S. Constitution, however, says states are supposed to be equal partners with the federal government. State sovereignty — allowing each state to control its own affairs — is the cornerstone of that equal partnership and critical to protecting Americans' freedom.