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  • No Time to Power Down

    Posted on March 05, 2002 | Type: In the News

    Nothing demonstrates better how feeble electricity deregulation has been in Arizona than the Corporation Commission's recent rejection of the proposed Toltec power station in Eloy. If the electricity market is open for competition, why do government regulators still prohibit private companies from providing electricity services to customers?

  • Arizona Highway Robbery

    Posted on February 04, 2002 | Type: In the News

    PHOENIX--Would you like it if every time you paid a parking ticket, 10% of the fine went directly to the political campaign of someone you planned to vote against?

  • Question: If I ruled the state?

    Posted on January 12, 2002 | Type: In the News

    If I ruled the state, I would want Arizona to be ahead of its time. As other states regress into excessive taxation, capricious regulation, and profligate spending, Arizona should move forward, breathing new life into liberty, scaling back government and safeguarding individual liberty.

  • Civic Plaza's Importance Is Vastly Oversold

    Posted on January 04, 2002 | Type: In the News

    In its continuing effort to revitalize downtown, the City of Phoenix is seeking to expand the Phoenix Civic Plaza: the big concrete boxes north of the ballpark used to host conventions and car shows. To finance the expansion, the city wants to issue $300 million in bonds, and is looking for the state to kick in an additional $300 million. The city is pushing the expansion as a necessary upgrade to a so-called vital economic engine. The reality is that the Civic Plaza is an engine that is almost wholly fueled by public subsidies, and its importance to the state and local economies is vastly oversold.

  • Whither Clean Elections?

    Posted on November 17, 2001 | Type: In the News

    Even though it seems we just finished the 2000 election, rumblings of the 2002 election have already begun. And next year when the political tidal wave of TV ads, mailers and roadside placards hits us, it will be boosted by $14 million-taken from Arizona residents largely without their consent, and used to subsidize politicians.

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