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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: SCOTTSDALE SCHOOL OFFICIALS RISK VIOLATION OF NEW LAW, SAYS GOLDWATER INSTITUTE LETTER

    Posted on September 05, 2013 | Type: Press Release

    The Scottsdale Unified School District is misusing public resources to promote an upcoming bond election and violating new state law, according to a letter sent to district officials by the Goldwater Institute Thursday. And based on recent legislation that goes into effect next week, district officials could be personally liable for violating restrictions on taxpayer-funded electioneering.

  • For Immediate Release: Arizona Governor Signs Education Savings Account Expansion Bill into Law

    Posted on June 21, 2013 | Type: Press Release

    Children languishing in public schools that don’t meet their unique needs now have better options, thanks to legislation signed into law this week to expand Arizona’s groundbreaking education savings account program to kindergarteners who meet the program’s other eligibility requirements. The legislation also increases the funding available for families using the accounts to better enable parents to meet their children’s needs.

  • Arizona Supreme Court Denies School District's Appeal

    Posted on May 31, 2013 | Type: Press Release

    Upholding a decision that protects taxpayers from being abused by school districts misusing bond money, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday by denying the Cave Creek Unified School District’s appeal in an ongoing legal fight between the Goldwater Institute and the district.

  • Charter Schools Outperforming Traditional Counterparts

    Posted on May 22, 2013 | Type: Press Release

    In a new report released Wednesday, Goldwater Institute education director Jonathan Butcher documents the successes of charter schools in Arizona. The report recommends several key reforms to ensure that charter schools can continue to flourish over the next 20 years, including safeguarding against government red tape and ensuring they have access to underused traditional school facilities.

  • Fixing Federal Debt is Up to the States

    Posted on April 25, 2013 | Type: Press Release

    In a policy report released this week, Goldwater Institute Director of Policy Development Nick Dranias proposes the Compact for America, an interstate compact concept to advance a balanced budget amendment through state legislatures. If approved by 38 states, the Compact would require the federal government to obtain the approval of the majority of legislatures to green light any increase above an initial debt limit. In other words, 26 states would have to cosign for the federal government’s credit card.

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