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It’s a simple, powerful idea: Let people keep more of their own money, and they’ll put it to work in thousands of ways, boosting the economy and setting the stage for long-term growth. Goldwater’s policy research shows how broad, low taxes can drive long-term prosperity.

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AMIDST PRESSURE OF LAWSUIT, CITY ENDS GROSS 'PENSION-SPIKING' ABUSES

    Posted on June 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    More than a quarter century of an abusive union practice known as "pension spiking" has ended, thanks to the resolution of a Phoenix lawsuit Friday. Officials for the City of Phoenix agreed to cease the practice in new contracts imposed on public safety unions as the result of a lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute last year.

  • Public Money for Private Gain: Legal Strategies to End Taxpayer-Funded Union Activism and Pension Spiking

    Posted on May 12, 2014 | Type: Report

    Numerous states are shaking off decades-old union shackles that have dampened job growth, weighed down economies, and created fiscal crises. The rust-belt states of Michigan and Indiana are the latest to convert to right-to-work states, putting them on a better footing for economic growth. While private sector unions are shrinking, public sector unions aren’t retreating quietly, however. Public employee unions play an outsized role in electing state and local officials with whom they then typically bargain behind closed doors over wages and benefits. These unions are leveraging that power to push back against right to work and implement policies known as release time and pension spiking.

  • Get the federal government out of the business of setting the minimum wage for all the states

    Posted on March 11, 2014 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Once again the president is proposing something that will not generate the job growth that America needs. His latest proposal is to raise the national minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 – which would likely kill 500,000 jobs, according to the Congressional Budget Office, because it prices low-skilled laborers out of the labor market.

  • States don’t have to wait for Congress to act on pro-growth tax reform

    Posted on February 20, 2014 | Type: Blog

    As 2013 drew to an end, so too did a number of key federal income tax provisions. Many of them were related to lightening the tax burden on businesses, and the ripple effects of these expirations could have real consequences throughout the country.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATE LAWMAKERS WILL TAKE AIM AT SPECIAL DISTRICT LOOPHOLES

    Posted on January 09, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Local Government Taxation on the Rise, as Special Districts Circumvent Spending Limits

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