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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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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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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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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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Economic prosperity through transportation (access required)

Arizonans are running on empty, and they’re not alone. People all across the country are suffering because their transportation system — the backbone of our economy for decades — is broken. Our overdependence on oil and neglect of our roads ...

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Prop. 102 intrudes on individual rights (access required)

I am not gay. I represent the organization Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, better known as PFLAG Phoenix. Some readers may be shocked to read that an organization exists solely to provide support, education and advocacy for ...

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