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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What do Tombstone, Ariz. and the BP Oil Spill have in common?Posted on December 05, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Darcy Olsen
Yesterday morning Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias argued before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of Tombstone, Arizona, defending Tombstone's right to access its water supply against hostile action by the Obama Administration. As you may remember, last year a devastating combination of wildfires and monsoons ravaged Tombstone’s water supply, leaving only 3 of 25 springs in operation. Despite a declared state of emergency, the Obama administration still refuses to let the town repair its water lines, which originate in federal wilderness area, with anything besides horses and hand-tools, for fear of disturbing the Mexican spotted owl.
Tombstone Case Featured on Fox & FriendsPosted on December 04, 2012 | Type: In the News
This morning, Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias is arguing before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of Tombstone, Arizona, defending the town’s right to access its water supply against hostile action by the Obama Administration. Goldwater Institute President & CEO Darcy Olsen discussed the case on Fox & Friends this morning.
Say No To State ExchangesPosted on November 29, 2012 | Type: Issue
Goldwater Institute Commends Governor Jan Brewer for Protecting Arizonans' Health Care FreedomsPosted on November 28, 2012 | Type: Press Release
Governor Brewer’s announcement Wednesday afternoon that the state would not move forward with implementation of a state-funded health insurance exchange signals that Arizonans will be protected from some of the worst aspects of the federal health care law.
Twenty States Reject Insurance Exchanges; What Will Arizona Do?Posted on November 20, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur
As last week’s so-called “deadline” for states to decide whether or not to establish a “health insurance exchange” came and went, Arizonans were given good news: Governor Jan Brewer will not stick Arizona taxpayers with the bill for implementing the new federal health insurance mandates – for now. The Governor has decided to delay her decision as she continues to study Arizona’s options.