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  • Tempe Loses Bid to Take Property

    Posted on November 30, 2005 | Type: Press Release | Author: Benjamin Barr

    The Arizona Supreme Court yesterday rejected Tempe's request for a special action in Tempe v. Valentine. At issue was whether Tempe's proposal to condemn private property to make way for a developer to erect a shopping mall met the constitutional definition of "public use." At the trial court, Tempe lost; prompting the city to file its special action petition.

  • New Report Finds Education Savings Accounts Hold Promise for Students

    Posted on November 15, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-The government spends an estimated $100,000 on a child's education by the time he finishes high school, and instead should deposit those funds directly into family-owned and directed Education Savings Accounts, according to a new report released today by the Goldwater Institute.

  • Goldwater Institute and NAACP Maricopa County Branch File Arizona Supreme Court Amicus Brief

    Posted on November 14, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    An Arizona Supreme Court amicus brief filed today, written by the Goldwater Institute and joined by the NAACP Maricopa County Branch, argues for upholding private property protections guaranteed by the Arizona Constitution and asks the Court to uphold the legal standard developed in Bailey v. Meyers that protects property owners against eminent domain abuse by governments.

  • Helping ASU and UA Cope with Annual Budget Battle

    Posted on November 01, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-Arizona's public universities can become world-class research institutions by embracing an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising and reducing their reliance on state appropriations, according to a new report released today by the Goldwater Institute.

  • 2005 Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card Released: Shows Legislature Moving in the Right Direction

    Posted 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.

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