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Budget crisis calls (access required)

Facing an enormous revenue shortfall, the current secretary of state and soon to be governor, Jan Brewer, has expressed her potential openness to raising taxes. Meanwhile the former Speaker of the House Jim Weiers is convening a blue-ribbon committee to ...

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Budget crisis calls for fiscal pragmatism (access required)

Facing an enormous revenue shortfall, the current secretary of state and soon to be governor, Jan Brewer, has expressed her potential openness to raising taxes. Meanwhile the outgoing speaker of the House Jim Weiers is convening a blue-ribbon committee to ...

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HOAs are not private governments (access required)

George K. Staropoli in his recent commentary, “Just what is the Goldwater Institute trying to say,” exhibits a deep misunderstanding of both the Institute’s reform proposals and constitutional law when he proclaims limitations on the power of local government will ...

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Just what is the Goldwater Institute trying to say? (access required)

Nick Dranias, director of The Goldwater Institute's Center for Constitutional Government, argued for responsible government as reflected in the Institute's report, “100 Ideas for 100 Days.” I must take exception to ideas 22 and 41, which imply support for privatized ...

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Clean energy production would repower the West (access required)

With the economy crumbling, investments in clean energy can provide the structure and jobs we need to repower Arizona, the West and America.In our otherwise gloomy economy, solar, wind and other clean-energy industries have been creating jobs through generating more ...

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Vouchers don’t equal school choice for disadvantaged (access required)

Pro-voucher groups, including Arizona’s Goldwater Institute, have labeled the choice by Barack and Michelle Obama to send their children to private school hypocritical. They seem to suggest that the Obamas’ choice would be more acceptable if the soon-to-be First Parents ...

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100 ways to legislate without Santa (access required)

There’s plenty of talk in the national media about state and local governments dreaming up long Christmas lists to try and make a grab for their share of federal stimulus spending. But Arizona is on the verge of a deficit ...

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It’s time to look at the way we vote (access required)

More than 112,000 voters in Maricopa County were forced to cast provisional ballots on Election Day. That is 16 percent of those who went to the polls, well more than the margin of victory for several races and ballot measures. ...

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