City & Local Reform
There are almost 90,000 local governments in America, with an average of one new local government born every day. Many are unaccountable to taxpayers and special interest-driven, and the Goldwater Institute’s “New Charter for American Cities” gives citizens the tools they need to fight City Hall and hold their local governments accountable.
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Arizona cities and towns must reclaim heritage of competitive outsourcingPosted on September 09, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
What’s the big secret in Sandy Springs, Georgia? This town of 83,000 furnishes Cadillac-level services on a budget of $1,996 per person.
Phoenix food tax increase a sign of failurePosted on August 04, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
On Sept. 11, 2007, Phoenix voters were asked to approve an 11 percent increase on the general sales tax that, it was promised, would result in 500 more police and firefighters.
Clint Bolick talks about the appeal in the Mesa Cultural Impact Fees case on ABC 15Posted on June 29, 2010 | Type: Video
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick went on ABC 15 immediately after arguing the appeal in the Mesa Cultural Impact Fees case.
New state law requires cities and counties to challenge intrusive federal rulesPosted on May 05, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
Last week, Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1398, which mandates that local governments enforce their “coordination rights” against federal agencies. This new law enlists Arizona cities, counties and special districts in the fight against an overreaching federal government.
Sky Harbor study on need for racial preferences two years overduePosted on May 05, 2010 | Type: Investigative Report | Author: Mark Flatten
The Goldwater Institute Watchdog Report is a periodic publication intended to identify government corruption and waste and to hold politicians and public agencies accountable to taxpayers.