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Byron Schlomach talks about AZ's Fund of FundsPosted on September 27, 2011 | Type: In the News
The Goldwater Institute's Dr. Byron Schlomach appeared on KAET's Horizon to discuss Arizona's new venture capital endeavor--the Fund of Funds.
In Arizona, nibbling away at free enterprisePosted on September 23, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: George Will
Cindy Vong is a tiny woman with a problem as big as the government that is causing it.
SPN News: Goldwater Institute update (Jul/Aug 2011)Posted on August 30, 2011 | Type: In the News
On the last day of its term, in the last opinion issued, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the Goldwater Institute its first victory at the high court and took government's thumb off the scale in campaign funding in Arizona and six other states. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck down the matching-funds provisions of Arizona's so-called "Clean Elections" system. Like others throughout the country, Arizona's system turned fairness on its head, punishing citizen-funded candidates by handing each opponent a near dollar-for-dollar match whenever the citizen-funded candidate spent money to advertise his campaign. The Supreme Court's ruling rebuffed the idea that the government can give preferential treatment to some political speech over others. The Court not only vindicated free speech, but also protected the last line of defense against overreaching government power: the ballot box.
Obama's War on the Secret BallotPosted on August 28, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Ken Blackwell
The Obama Administration has fired its opening salvo against a cornerstone of democracy: the right to secret ballot.
Goldwater Institute files suit vs. district over school bond lawPosted on August 24, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Mary Beth Faller
The Goldwater Institute is charging that legislation approved last year allowing school districts to spend unused bond money is unconstitutional because it benefits so few districts.