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Goldwater Institute Offers 42 Ideas to Boost Growth, Enhance FreedomPosted on January 24, 2003 | Type: Press Release
In a new report released today, 42 Ideas for a Free and Prosperous Arizona, the Goldwater Institute offers Arizona's citizens and policymakers 42 ideas that can be implemented this year to encourage economic growth and enhance freedom. The report suggests budget-friendly solutions to a range of policy problems, including:
42 Ideas for a Free and Prosperous ArizonaPosted on January 24, 2003 | Type: Policy Report
In the 1980's TV series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, galactic explorer Arthur Dent discovers that the ultimate answer to "life, the universe, and everything" is the number 42. While we can't claim to have solved the deep mysteries of the cosmos, we are confident that the 42 ideas presented here have the power to expand freedom and prosperity in our corner of the world. In this report, the staff and scholars of the Goldwater Institute offer dozens of specific ideas for the legislature to consider in crafting state policy this year, and beyond.
The Primacy of PrinciplesPosted on November 04, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Tom Jenney
Barry Goldwater Consistently Showed True Leadership
State's Voters Will Decide Tobacco Tax IncreasesPosted on October 23, 2002 | Type: In the News | Author: Paul Davenport
PHOENIX (AP) - Proposition 303 on the Nov. 5 ballot would raise an estimated $62 million a year to help pay for health care for poor Arizonans, subsidies for hospital emergency rooms and research into leading fatal diseases.
Arizona's Anti-Tobacco Crusade: Smoke Free or Free to Smoke?Posted on October 08, 2002 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert A. Levy
Arizona's smokers have discovered that there's more than one way to be Proposition'd. First, it was Proposition 200, which banned smoking in Tempe's "public places." That's public, as in private restaurants, bars, billiard halls, and bowling alleys. Now it's Proposition 303, a proposal to increase Arizona's cigarette tax from 58 cents per pack to $1.18--the nation's fifth highest rate. The war against tobacco has reached fever pitch. Politicians and misguided voters disdain property rights, ignore contrary scientific evidence on secondhand smoke, reduce smokers to second-class citizenship, and pave the path for more intrusive government worming its way into every phase and facet of our daily lives.