State Powers

The states are powerful enough to stand up to the federal government when it violates citizens’ rights. Learn how we can better leverage the power of states.

<p>The states are powerful enough to stand up to the federal government when it violates citizens’ rights. Learn how we can better leverage the power of states.</p>

KVOI Tucson's Bill Buckmaster interviews Nick Dranias on the latest developments in Tombstone, Arizona.

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Phoenix — Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Frank Zapata denied Tombstone, Arizona’s emergency request to restore its Huachuca Mountain municipal water supply. Over nine months ago, the historic town’s 130-year-old water system was destroyed by massive flooding resulting from torrential rains and the destruction of surrounding forests in the Monument Fire. 

"The Town Too Tough to Die" is in a standoff with the federal government — one that jeopardizes their very survival. The Goldwater Institute has joined with the historic community to help them assert their constitutional rights. Fox Business host John Stossel interviews Goldwater CEO Darcy Olsen about this landmark case.

By Ann O'Neill, CNN

Tombstone, Arizona (CNN) -- There's a popular saying in the American West: Whiskey's for drinking, but water's for fighting over. This dusty little city, made famous by the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, has a dilly of a water fight on its hands.

Tombstone, population 1,400, is suing the federal government -- and it is likely to be a landmark legal battle.

Over the years, Tombstone has survived fires and floods and all manner of shiftless varmints. But now "the town too tough to die" worries it's going to run dry.

By Caroline May, The Daily Caller

Nick Dranias talks to Garrett Lewis on KNST-Tucson about the city of Tombstone, Arizona's struggle for water against aggressive federal agencies.

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The City of Tombstone, Arizona is no longer the only one fighting the federal government for water rights. The latest move by the Federal Bureau of Land Management appears to herald a bigger and much more comprehensive effort to seize water and access rights on federal lands throughout the western states.

Phoenix, AZ -- Transparency in the Obama Administration has a price. The U.S. Forest Service wants $78,935.80 before it will share public records the Goldwater Institute has requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Not only is the U.S. Forest Service blocking emergency repairs to the City of Tombstone’s Huachuca Mountain water supply, it is now hiding the documents that might explain its outrageous conduct. 


In his Morning Update, Rush Limbaugh talks about the City of Tombstone's battle with the federal government. Learn more about this important case here.

The radio show Main Street Out Loud led a discussion on the federal health care law and the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Host Rudi K. was joined by Diane Cohen, senior attorney for the Goldwater Institute; Dr. Byron Schlomach, Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Goldwater Institute; and Dr. John Ammon, Medical Director and President of Docs 4 Patient Care (Arizona Chapter).