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  • Arizona Taxpayers Miss Out on $4.5 Billion

    Posted on March 22, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-A new report examining more than 10 years of data finds Arizona taxpayers could have received $4.5 billion in tax refunds since 1992 had Arizona enacted a budget stabilization reform modeled after Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

  • Goldwater Institute Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief: Court to Hear Case February 22

    Posted on February 18, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    On Tuesday, February 22, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Kelo v. City of New London, marking the first time in 50 years the court has considered the meaning of the Public Use Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Is French Preschool Right for America? New Report Raises Questions about Government Plans for Preschool

    Posted on February 08, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In a report released today on early education programs, Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen shows that U.S. elementary students outperform their international peers in reading, math, and science. The findings call into question the advisability of Arizona Governor Napolitano's plans to increase government involvement in early education, including kindergarten.

  • VP and Chief Economist of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank to Headline Conference

    Posted on January 26, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-W. Michael Cox, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will headline the Goldwater Institute Fiscal Policy Conference, Whither Arizona's Prosperity? Taxation, Budgeting, and Economic Development in Arizona, Thursday, February 3. Cox is widely recognized for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, Myths of Rich and Poor.

  • How Much Does an Arizona Public School Education Cost? Report Brings Transparency to Education Finance

    Posted on January 19, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-A new analysis of Arizona public school financing shows average total spending for an Arizona public school student is between $8,500 and $9,000. The report, co-published by the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation and the Goldwater Institute, presents information from the Arizona Department of Education's multiple accounting systems in a clear, straightforward way that is readily accessible to parents, taxpayers, and policymakers.

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