Gov. Bill Owens March 18, 2004
Called "the best governor in America" by National Review, Bill Owens was sworn in as Colorado's 40th governor in 1999 and re-elected in 2002. Governor Owens pushed through the largest tax relief package in Colorado history, amounting to $1 billion in tax cuts. Colorado's economy is now one of the five strongest in the nation.
Moving Forward: The Costs and Benefits of a Light Rail System in the Valley January 08, 2004
As the Valley continues to grow, Maricopa County will need to address the increasing demand for transportation infrastructure. To that end, the Maricopa Association of Governments developed the "Regional Transportation Plan," a regional 20-year, $16 billion proposal.
Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit: Assessment and Recommendations December 11, 2003
At this policy forum, Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum, Dan Lips of the Arizona Dream Foundation, Sen. Mark Anderson, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, and Rep. John Huppenthal gave their assessments of the Arizona scholarship tax credit program.
Burdensome Barriers: How Excessive Regulations Impede Entrepreneurship December 08, 2003
Facing burdensome and unnecessary regulations, would-be entrepreneurs are kept from becoming cosmetologists, barbers, African hairbraiders, taxicab drivers, and street vendors. In a new Goldwater Institute report, Institute for Justice staff attorney Tim Keller describes how entrepreneurs would rush to open businesses if set free from these needless regulations. Among their ranks would be hundreds of low-income and minority entrepreneurs who would be taking the first step up the proverbial economic ladder.
Robert Novak September 11, 2003
On Thursday, September 11, nationally syndicated columnist and television commentator Robert Novak spoke to a luncheon audience of 300 at the Ritz-Carlton. The sharp and savvy Novak commented mainly on the current political scene, but had kind words to say about the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater. Said Novak, "Barry Goldwater was the first optimistic conservative I ever came across."