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  • With Vouchers, States Shift Aid for Schools to Families

    Posted on March 27, 2013 | Type: In the News

    A growing number of lawmakers across the country are taking steps to redefine public education, shifting the debate from the classroom to the pocketbook. Instead of simply financing a traditional system of neighborhood schools, legislators and some governors are headed toward funneling public money directly to families, who would be free to choose the kind of schooling they believe is best for their children, be it public, charter, private, religious, online or at home.

  • How About a Catalog of Which School Choice Options Are (and Are Not) Available?

    Posted on March 19, 2013 | Type: In the News

    Arizona has among the widest menu of schools, non-schools and creative approaches for absorbing information in the country. But finding out about some of these options can be challenging, since there's no source for one-stop shopping. Enter the Goldwater Institute, which has published A Parent's Guide to School Choice to close the information gap.

  • Warming to a Balanced Budget Amendment at CPAC

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

    Will a balanced budget amendment advance the cause of limited government and constrain spending? This question was explored during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday moderated by Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (AFT).

  • 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.”

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