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  • G.O.P. In Arizona is Pushed to Expand Medicaid

    Posted on March 11, 2013 | Type: In the News

    In the battle to get the Medicaid expansion being championed by Gov. Jan Brewer approved by the state’s legislators, her closest advisers are hanging their hopes on the number eight. That is how many of the 17 Republicans in the State Senate they believe they can get on their side.

  • Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers $50 billion

    Posted on March 11, 2013 | Type: In the News

    Lack of transparency laws allows public unions to push for sweet deals they wouldn’t get if their negotiations were conducted in the open, a new policy report from the Goldwater Institute finds. In fact, the report notes, “States across the nation could save $50 billion—and Arizona in particular could save $550 million—every year in excessive pay to public employees simply by banning government union collective bargaining.”

  • G.O.P. in Arizona Is Pushed to Expand Medicaid

    Posted on March 10, 2013 | Type: In the News

    In private, conservative groups like the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute have been weighing whether to sue the state, arguing that the assessment is a tax, which would require approval by a two-thirds vote in the Legislature, as prescribed in a ballot measure passed in 1992.

  • The President and the Preschools

    Posted on February 15, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Darcy Olsen

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama announced an initiative to make preschool universal, citing studies that purport to show academic benefits from earlier school enrollment. Unfortunately, this plan flies in the face of overwhelming evidence that preschool has no lasting impact on children’s future educational success.

  • Fish pedicure case goes to court

    Posted on January 15, 2013 | Type: In the News

    A civil trial began Monday in a case by an Arizona salon owner who is challenging an order from cosmetology regulators that forced her to stop offering pedicures that use fish to nibble the dead skin off people's feet.

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