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  • A Head Start is Eluding Many

    Posted on January 03, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Angel Lozano is still waiting. More than a year ago, Angel's parents tried to sign her up for Head Start. But the federally funded preschool program in their North Highlands neighborhood was already full.

  • Alt-Fuels, Budget Woes Cloud Her Legacy

    Posted on December 22, 2002 | Type: In the News

    PHOENIX - Gov. Jane Hull should have listened to her instincts when it came time to sign or veto the now infamous budget-busting alternative-fuels legislation.

  • What Can State Cut?

    Posted on December 08, 2002 | Type: In the News

    School funding no longer taboo

  • Fundraising Arizona

    Posted on December 02, 2002 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick

    What are all the subsidies paying for? They certainly haven't removed special-interest influences from politics. A study by the Goldwater Institute, a free-market think tank in Arizona, shows that the voting behavior of state legislators who received Clean Elections subsidies was no different from that of legislators who ran entirely with private contributions. And special interests played a major role in collecting five-dollar contributions to qualify candidates for Clean Elections subsidies, as well as making independent expenditures. Special interests continue to influence politics, they just do it in different ways--and they will continue to do so as long as government remains so powerful.

  • Business Leaders Mixed on Results of Budget Cutting

    Posted on November 29, 2002 | Type: In the News

    Business interests and their political allies got about as much as they had hoped for out of this week's special budget-cutting session.

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