The principles of individual rights and limited government enshrined in the Arizona Constitution are as relevant today as they were when it was written almost 100 years ago. Indeed, its words are the very foundation of ideas that will advance freedom. Article II, Section II of the Arizona Constitution clearly states the purpose of government: All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
In that spirit the Goldwater Institute presents 100 Ideas for 100 Days—one idea for each day of the legislative session. These ideas will help lower the tax burden, give parents more choices in where their children go to school, and address the states billion dollar budget shortfall.
On the pages that follow you'll find ideas along with recommendations for further reading. All of the additional reading recommendations can be found on the award-winning Goldwater Institute website. Taken together, these ideas can bring Arizona closer to the limited, fiscally sound government the framers envisioned for our state.
Note to readers: To assist legislators, these ideas are organized by relevant legislative committee. Legislators looking for budget reduction ideas should keep an eye out for the special logo that indicates an idea is a cost saver. To have an idea included in next years report, or for a briefing on any of these issues, please contact Starlee Rhoades, Vice President of External Affairs, or the appropriate policy analyst.
Click here to read "100 Ideas for 100 Days."