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  • Goldwater Study Enters Debate on Privacy Policy in Arizona

    Posted on May 24, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ-In a policy paper released today by the Goldwater Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute senior analyst Solveig Singleton weighs in on privacy policy issues in Arizona. In "The Freedom of Information Versus the Right to Privacy: A Pro-Market Framework for Arizona," Singleton finds that both the US and Arizona constitutions protect citizens' rights to privacy against government intrusions, and those safeguards should be maintained.

  • Goldwater Economist: Gnant Tax is a Bad Idea

    Posted on May 14, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Goldwater Institute economist Stephen Slivinski responded today to a proposal by Senate President Randall Gnant (R-Scottsdale) to create a new, statewide property tax to help cover an estimated $240 million of the budget deficit. Says Slivinski, "The Gnant tax will retard growth, punish homeowners, and do nothing to address the problem at the root of the deficit.

  • Harvard Study, Census Report: Arizona Gets Plenty of Pork

    Posted on May 14, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ-Citing a Harvard study and a Census Bureau report, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi offers a challenge to what he calls "the local mythology that Washington is shortchanging Arizona on federal pork."

  • Goldwater Spending Study: Pull the Weeds, Spare the Flowers

    Posted on May 01, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix, AZ-In a Goldwater Institute study to be released Thursday, May 2, economist Stephen Slivinski outlines over $233 million in programs in Arizona's 2003 general fund budget that could be eliminated, privatized, or reduced. Slivinski offers these baseline program cuts as an alternative to budget plans released this week by the legislature and the governor's office.

  • Vigorous Maricopa Growth Reflects High Quality of Life

    Posted on April 30, 2002 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix-According to new Census Bureau figures, Maricopa County grew faster than any other county in the nation during the fifteen months from April 2000 to July 2001. While some see this growth as a cause for alarm, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi believes that Maricopa's vigorous growth is a reflection of its high quality of life.

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