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GOP hearings shine spotlight on lawsuit to stop Medicare boardPosted on July 11, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Julian Pecquet
The Republican hearings this week on a cost-control panel for Medicare are drawing attention to a legal challenge that has been filed against it.
Phoenix's bid rules for contracts called ripe for abusePosted on July 06, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Emily Gersema
Phoenix has no uniform set of procedures and policies for outside contracting and the guidelines it has relied on have been kept from both public view and City Council oversight, a situation that critics say could lead to unfairly awarded contracts and the waste of taxpayer dollars.
Chief Justice Roberts to Arizona: Take Your Thumb Off the Scale!Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Stephen M. Hoersting
This morning, Chief Justice John Roberts issued his opinion on behalf of a 5–4 majority in Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Nos. 10-238 and 10-239. You may have heard the case called “McComish,” after the plaintiff now listed second in consolidated court filings. The Supreme Court struck down the matching-funds provisions in the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act. (Campaign “reformers” learned long ago not to call such statutes the “Taxpayer Subsidies to Candidates Act.”)
High Court Strikes Down Ariz. Campaign Finance LawPosted on June 27, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Peter Overby
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow, but not a fatal one, to public campaign financing, with a 5-4 decision striking down a central provision of an Arizona law.
Freedom Thrives with Everyday Citizens in State LegislaturesPosted on June 22, 2011 | Type: In the News
PHOENIX – A statistical comparison of all 50 states reveals that legislatures filled with everyday people instead of career politicians are more likely to protect freedom by keeping taxes low and limiting the growth of government.