Phoenix--The 2006 legislative session opened today with the Governors annual State of the State Address, during which the Governor identified budget and policy priorities for this year, most of which call for a larger and more expensive state government. The Goldwater Institute offers 100 ideas for 100 days that will instead allow for growth in the private sector.
The Governors plan focused on growing government in dozens of ways. But, the purpose of government in a free society should be singular: to protect and maintain individual rights.The Goldwater Institute offers 100 ideas for 100 days to do just that, remarked Darcy Olsen, President and CEO of Goldwater Institute.
Legislative rules dictate that each regular session last not much longer than 100 days. In the attached document, the Goldwater Institute provides one idea for each of those days with corresponding links to related research. Just in case the legislature goes into overtime, the Goldwater Institute included a few extra ideas for good measure.
Ideas range from requiring the Arizona Department of Education to disclose accurate figures on public education expenditures to eliminating unnecessary boards and commissions, like the Arizona Board of Dispensing Opticians and the State Boxing Commission. There are also many ideas the legislature can consider to lower the tax burden on Arizona families and increase take home pay.
The Goldwater Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization that undertakes an extensive research program, publishing frequent analyses and recommendations on fiscal, education, and constitutional policy issues.
Read Goldwater Institutes 100 Ideas for 100 Days here.
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