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2004 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's Forty-sixth Legislature, Second Regular SessionPosted on October 25, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Satya Thallam
Sen. Barry Goldwater best articulated his legislative mission when he said, "if I should be attacked for neglecting my constituents 'interests,' I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty"
Let's Dodge This BulletPosted on October 17, 2004 | Type: In the News
Buried under the ground in Waxahachie, Texas, sits the world's most expensive mushroom farm. The miles of abandoned concrete tunnels that were to be an economic engine now grow edible fungus. Numerous states, including Arizona, heavily courted the project, but Texas "won" and billions of dollars were poured into the so-called supercollider. Instead of putting Texas on the map as a leader in cutting-edge technology, Texas now claims the honor of hosting one very expensive mushroom farm.
How the Arizona Constitution Protects Taxpayers: The Importance of Safeguarding Article IXPosted on October 12, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Vicki Alger
In 1965, the University of Florida football team faced a potentially devastating enemy-dehydration. University doctors set out to make a drink that would keep the team hydrated and winning. The product they made is now known the world over as Gatorade. Not only did Gatorade energize dehydrated football players, but once licensed to a soft drink company, it reaped handsome profits for the University of Florida and sparked an ongoing race for universities to discover more profitable products.
Goldwater Institute Releases The Reagan VisionPosted on October 01, 2004 | Type: Press Release
Authors Brad Lips and Dan Lips will host a book signing and cocktail hour at the Goldwater Institute tonight at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of their new book, The Reagan Vision: How You Can Revive the Reagan Revolution.
Goldwater Institute Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Overturn Prohibition on Out-of-State WinesPosted on September 23, 2004 | Type: Press Release
The Goldwater Institute today filed an amicus brief in Granholm v. Heald, now before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that wine distribution laws in states such as Arizona and Michigan violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.