A Mesa, Arizona businessman learned about eminent domain abuse the hard way. When Bailey said he didn’t want to sell his family-owned brake shop, the city tried to use its power of eminent domain to take his property and give it to a local developer in the name of economic development. Bailey won in court, and Arizona passed Proposition 207 to help protect private property from such abuse. The Goldwater Institute developed Proposition 207 and is monitoring its success, and is committed to ensuring that government respects private property.
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100 Ideas for 100 Days 2010Posted on December 03, 2009 | Type: Policy Report
Arizona’s legislative session is supposed to last only 100 days, but since it has a tendency to run a little longer than that, this year we are offering 152 ideas that will help close the state’s unprecedented budget deficit, get the government back to basics, and allow entrepreneurs to create new jobs to help pull us out of recession.
100 Ideas for 100 Days: Budget Solutions and Ideas for State Elected OfficialsPosted on December 03, 2009 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix--Today the Goldwater Institute released its 2010 "100 Ideas for 100 Days," an annual handbook designed to provide Arizona's elected officials with a stable of ideas to help meet their constitutional obligation to protect individual rights and promote limited government.
Ruling: Developer's suit vs. city to stayPosted on November 06, 2009 | Type: In the News
A Pima County Superior Court judge refused this week to throw out a lawsuit by a Tucson mini-dorm developer who sued the city claiming city demolition rules lowered his property values.
Clint Bolick talks about the victory in the Goodman casePosted on November 06, 2009 | Type: Audio
After winning the Goodman v. City of Tucson case, the Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick joined KJZZ's "Here and Now" program to talk about it.
Tucson Court Issues First Prop 207 Victory for Home and Business OwnersPosted on November 05, 2009 | Type: Press Release
Tucson--A Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Goldwater Institute client Mike Goodman, who filed suit against the City of Tucson under Arizona's Proposition 207, the Private Property Rights Protection Act passed by Arizona voters