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  • Goldwater Institute Wins Court Victory for Public Records

    Posted on March 31, 2011 | Type: Press Release | Author: Le Templar

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Court of Appeals today unanimously ruled in favor of the Goldwater Institute in rebuking the Congress (Ariz.) Elementary School District for its efforts to permanently deny public information sought by four parents and taxpayers.

  • Goldwater Institute Announces Lawsuit against City of Glendale

    Posted on March 15, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix--After examining more than 1,000 pages of documents provided by the City of Glendale under court order in the past 10 business days, the Goldwater Institute is announcing today that it will file a legal challenge to the agreement between the City of Glendale and Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer to subsidize the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes. The deal has not been signed by the parties yet but is expected to close soon.

  • Coconino County Promises to Protect Voters' Free Speech at Polling Places

    Posted on March 14, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    Flagstaff, Ariz. – Coconino County has accepted a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute on behalf of Flagstaff voter Diane Wickberg. The suit was filed after Mrs. Wickberg was told by County poll workers at her voting precinct to cover up her T-shirt with the words “We the People” and “Flagstaff Tea Party – Reclaiming our Constitution Now” during two different elections in 2010.

  • Arizona Budget Crisis Fueled by a Billion Dollars in Wasted Tax Money

    Posted on March 09, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX – Santa Cruz County lost track of $241,000 in equipment. Safford spent $15,000 to install outdoor stereo speakers on a downtown street. Avondale used $7 million to connect water and sewer pipelines to a professional auto racing track.

  • Goldwater Institute to NHL Commissioner: Sports franchises not above the law

    Posted on March 09, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix—NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Tuesday night accused the Goldwater Institute of blocking a scheme under which Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer would receive a greater than $100 million taxpayer subsidy to buy the Coyotes. The independent taxpayer watchdog organization is not party to the arrangement but has attempted to obtain public records related to the deal to determine its legality.

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