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Hidden health care tax: Businesses beware (access required)

In Arizona, policymakers have encouraged economic growth by keeping taxes low and sweeping the field of unnecessary regulations. It seems a direct approach, but in reality, it can be a mine field. In the coming months, legislators will search for ...

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ACC was right to end subsidy for urban sprawl (access required)

Kudos to the Arizona Corporation Commission for ending one of the many subsidies for urban sprawl in Arizona and for insisting that growth pays for itself. Developers have long built leapfrog developments such as Anthem with significant subsidies from taxpayers ...

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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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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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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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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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