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  • Budget Stabilization Act Defeated in House

    Posted on March 19, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    The Arizona House version of the Budget Stabilization Act (HCR 2011) was defeated yesterday by a vote of 34 to 26. A total of 14 House Republicans voted against it, along with 20 Democrats. The bill, which was modeled on Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, would have submitted to voters a referendum limiting general fund budget growth to the rate of population growth plus inflation.

  • Governing Study Biased in Favor of Taxes and Spending

    Posted on March 12, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and Sen. Carolyn Allen (R-Scottsdale) recently distributed to the press a study released in the February issue of Governing Magazine. Titled "The Way We Tax," the study rates state tax systems for adequacy and fairness on a scale from one to four stars.

  • Goldwater Institute Offers 42 Ideas to Boost Growth, Enhance Freedom

    Posted on January 24, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    In a new report released today, 42 Ideas for a Free and Prosperous Arizona, the Goldwater Institute offers Arizona's citizens and policymakers 42 ideas that can be implemented this year to encourage economic growth and enhance freedom. The report suggests budget-friendly solutions to a range of policy problems, including:

  • Goldwater Economist: ASU Study Makes Light of Arizona's Tax Burden

    Posted on January 23, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    An Arizona State University study released Wednesday reports that Arizona's per capita tax burden is among the lowest in the nation. The study also reports that Arizona's total tax burden fell from 20th highest in the nation in 1972 to 37th in 2000.

  • Goldwater Institute, News 5 Announce Phoenix Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

    Posted on October 30, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Forum to Focus on Audience Questions

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