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  • NY Times profiles Goldwater Institute: "A Watchdog for Conservative Ideals"

    Posted on December 26, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Marc Lacey

    Clint Bolick looks like any other high-powered lawyer, for the most part. But glance down at his index finger, which sports a scorpion tattoo, for first-hand evidence of his unconventional streak.

  • SPN News: Goldwater Institute update (Nov/Dec 2011)

    Posted on December 20, 2011 | Type: In the News

    Goldwater Institute's latest investigative report, "Money for Nothing: Phoenix Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Union Work," found that Phoenix spends 
$3.7 million a year on salary and benefits for city employees to work exclusively for labor unions. The report was a central issue in a contested mayor's race, with both candidates saying the practice of "release time" must be stopped. This practice is common in union contracts nationwide and is ripe for investigative reporters to examine. Voters in Cave Creek, Ariz., thought they had a deal when they approved school bonds for new buildings. But a few years later, the school district tried to spend the money on something else. Goldwater challenged the move as a violation of the contracts clause and a judge agreed. Arizona now joins four other states in recognizing bond elections create contracts between governments and voters.

  • Michelle Malkin praises our fight against IPAB on Fox News

    Posted on December 01, 2011 | Type: In the News

    Rep. Barney Frank announced he is pushing for the repeal of the federal health care law's Independent Payment Advisory Board. Appearing on Fox News, columnist Michelle Malkin praised the Goldwater Institute for leading the fight against IPAB.

  • Editorial: Suit may garner answers

    Posted on November 27, 2011 | Type: In the News

    Nothing against the practice of advertising your product, mind you -- institutionally speaking, we strongly endorse it -- but perhaps you too have wondered, as we have: Why in the world is a public agency like the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission spending what looks like a healthy fortune on promoting itself in advertising?

  • Goldwater Institute sues Clean Elections Commission over advertising

    Posted on November 23, 2011 | Type: In the News

    In its lawsuit, Goldwater Institute attorney Carrie Ann Sitren cites the Clean Election Commission’s own marketing plan that says it ‘Needs to raise its profile and begin laying the groundwork to counter charges that the system doesn’t work.’

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