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2005 Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card Released: Shows Legislature Moving in the Right DirectionPosted on September 01, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-The Goldwater Institute today released its third annual Legislative Report Card, the state's most comprehensive analysis of the voting records of all Arizona legislators. The report card uses an objective scoring system to determine how well each legislator has respected and advanced the enumerated rights of the people consistent with the Arizona Constitution.
$742 per Second: Arizona Spending Watch to Show Speed of State Government SpendingPosted on June 30, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-At midnight tonight, the start of fiscal year 2006, the new online Arizona Spending Watch will spring into action, showing how quickly state government spends its $23.4 billion budget.* A joint project of the Goldwater Institute and the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, the Arizona Spending Watch reveals an average expenditure rate of $742 per second.
Supreme Court Abandons Constitutional Limit on Government Power:Posted on June 23, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not protect property owners from government seizures for redevelopment purposes.
Governor's Budget Grows Four Times Faster than Population BasePosted on May 20, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-The $8.2 billion budget signed today by Gov. Janet Napolitano is a 12 percent increase over last year's budget, a growth rate more than four times higher than the population growth rate of 2.6 percent. Excessive spending that outpaces the population means individual taxpayers shoulder a larger tax burden and sets the state up for fiscal crisis in times of economic slowdown.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Consumers: May Render Arizona Wine Distribution Regulations UnconstitutionalPosted on May 16, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In an important victory for consumers and free enterprise, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down laws in New York and Michigan that make it a crime to buy wine directly from vineyards in other states, calling such laws discriminatory and anti-competitive. The decision may render similar Arizona laws unconstitutional.