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  • Policy Forum: Legislators Express Support for Expanding Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit Program, Scholars Cite Successes

    Posted on December 11, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-At a policy forum releasing two new Goldwater Institute reports on Arizona's scholarship tax credit program, Sen. Mark Anderson (R-Mesa), Rep. John Huppenthal (R-Chandler), and U.S. Rep. Trent Franks expressed support for expansion of the five-year-old program to allow businesses to make contributions. Education scholars Carrie Lukas and Dan Lips described the successes of the program, which last year generated $26 million from 50,000 taxpayers.

  • Goldwater Institute Releases Numbers on Maricopa Transit Plan Showing Light Rail to be Inefficient, Ineffective, and Unfair

    Posted on December 10, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    In a policy brief released today, the Goldwater Institute revealed numbers showing that the light rail project proposed by the Maricopa Association of Governments will be a highly inefficient use of public resources, ineffective at reducing traffic congestion and pollution, and unfair to county taxpayers.

  • Lawsuit Announced at Goldwater Press Conference: Institute for Justice Sues Arizona Board of Cosmetology Over Licensing Requirements

    Posted on December 08, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-At a press conference for the release of a new Goldwater Institute report on burdensome licensing requirements and regulations, Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter staff attorney Tim Keller announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Cosmetology. The Institute has filed its lawsuit on behalf of Essence Farmer, whose efforts to set up an African hairbraiding salon have been thwarted by the Board of Cosmetology's licensing rules.

  • Trading Grapes Report Recommends Lifting Ban on Direct Shipment of Out-of-State Wine

    Posted on November 18, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In a policy report released today, Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich urges Arizona to lift its ban prohibiting direct shipment of out-of-state wine to Arizona consumers. In his report, Trading Grapes: The Case for Direct Wine Shipments in Arizona, Brnovich explains how Arizona's ban violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, raises prices, and hurts Arizona's domestic wine industry. The report is available online.

  • Trading Grapes Policy Forum to Feature Speakers Favoring Direct Shipment of Out-of-State Wine

    Posted on November 11, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-On Tuesday, November 18, 2003, the Goldwater Institute will hold a policy forum to discuss reform of Arizona statutes prohibiting direct shipment of out-of-state wine to consumers. At the event, Goldwater Constitutional Studies Director Mark Brnovich will present a new report, Trading Grapes: The Case for Direct Wine Shipments in Arizona, explaining how Arizona's ban on direct shipment violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, raises prices for consumers, and hurts Arizona's domestic wine industry. Brnovich will call for repeal of the ban.

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