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What if the solution to Washington… wasn’t in Washington? The 50 states could be America’s secret weapon against an ever-expanding federal government. States can amend the constitution to demand fiscal responsibility in Washington, can request that federal regulation comply with local ordinances, and can form interstate compacts to better protect constitutional rights. The Goldwater Institute is providing a roadmap for states to reassert their power under the Tenth Amendment.

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  • Starlee Rhoades on Sunday Square Off

    Posted on February 22, 2009 | Type: Video

    Watch Goldwater Institute Vice President of Communications, Starlee Rhoades, on Sunday Square Off debating topics including the stimulus package, President Obama's foreclosure plan, and whether or not the legislature should ask voters to increase taxes.

  • States continue to let the feds take control

    Posted on January 28, 2009 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Huge segments of state budgets are driven by federal spending. Few roads are built without federal matching funds. Large shares of states' budgets are spent on social programs initiated by the federal government such as Medicaid, KidsCare, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

  • Nick Dranias on the Future of the Intiative Process

    Posted on January 28, 2009 | Type: Video

    The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias appeared on Horizon on PBS to discuss the future of the initiative process in Arizona.

  • Solving Arizona's Health Care Crisis

    Posted on January 15, 2009 | Type: Press Release

    Goldwater Institute report offers a dozen ideas to lower costs and empower patients

  • Removing the Middleman: What States Can Do to Make Health Care More Responsive to Patients

    Posted on January 13, 2009 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach

    It is no secret that the American health care system suffers from high costs, lack of access, and uneven quality. Many, if not most, of these problems stem from a dramatic rise in the cost of health care driven by the third-party payer system.

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