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Property Owners Threatened by Land CondemnationsPosted on August 16, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-Are property owners in danger of having their land taken by the government to make way for hardware stores and strip malls? In a study released today by the Goldwater Institute, land use and zoning attorney Jordan Rose argues that takings for private use are on the upswing in Arizona. Rose blames the 1997 redevelopment statutes, saying they have "gutted the Arizona Constitution's prohibition against taking private property for private use."
Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit a Model for Federal ReformPosted on August 01, 2002 | Type: Press Release
$500 Credit Could Help 1.6 Million Needy Students, Save States $11 Billion
AFT Charter School Report Fails to 'Measure Up'Posted on July 17, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-In a report released today, "Do Charter Schools Measure Up?" the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) calls for a moratorium on charter schools. However, the AFT report itself fails to "measure up" to sound standards of research and should be dismissed. Robert Maranto, a Goldwater Institute Associate Scholar who has published dozens of articles and books on charter schools, including School Choice in the Real World: Lessons from Arizona Charter Schools, offers these observations:
All Ten Candidates to Appear at Gubernatorial ForumPosted on July 12, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-The Goldwater Institute received notice yesterday (July 11, 2002) from the campaign of Democrat Janet Napolitano that the Attorney General will attend the Tucson gubernatorial candidate forum co-hosted by the Institute and the Tucson Citizen. The Napolitano campaign's acceptance means that all ten gubernatorial candidates will appear at the forum.
Nine of Ten Candidates to Appear at Gubernatorial ForumPosted on July 09, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-The Goldwater Institute has received notice from the campaigns of Republican Betsey Bayless, Democrat Mike Newcomb, and Democrat Mark Osterloh that their candidates will appear in Tucson for the gubernatorial candidate forum co-hosted by the Institute and the Tucson Citizen. The Goldwater Institute has received notice from the campaign of Democrat Janet Napolitano that the Attorney General will not attend. She is the only gubernatorial candidate to turn down the opportunity to meet and discuss issues at the Tucson forum.