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Goldwater Institute investigative journalist Mark Flatten talked with KFYI's Mike Broomhead about his latest investigation "Undisciplined Bureaucracy," which exposes the difficulty in disciplining a problem government worker.
Sleeping on duty, threatening co-workers, falsifying documents, rudeness, sexual harassment and poor performance would get you fired from most jobs.
Goldwater Institute investigative reporter Mark Flatten appeared on KJZZ's Here and Now to discuss the city of Phoenix considering a proposal to end preferential treatment in awarding concession contracts to women and minority business
PHOENIX – The Goldwater Institute has released its Legislative Report Card for 2010, which analyzes the votes of Arizona legislators on 411 bills.
Goldwater Institute investigative reporter Mark Flatten went on KJZZ's Here and Now program to discuss lobbying--pros and cons, and how it's changing.
PHOENIX – For the third year in a row, Arizona Capitol Times readers have selected the Goldwater Institute as the state’s “Best Capitol Watchdog.”
There will be no straight course to the finish line over the fate of the Phoenix Coyotes, at least not if the Goldwater Institute has its way.
The conservative taxpayer watchdog group is ready to sue the City of Glendale as early as today for allegedly violating Arizona law by empowering city manager Ed Beasley to negotiate a form of a loss-covering deal for 2010-11 if the NHL is left to own the team for another season.
Racial preferences in concession contracts should be abandoned at Sky Harbor International Airport, a new study funded by the City of Phoenix concludes.
Cities will no longer be able to give lucrative property tax breaks lasting a half century or more to hand-picked developers because of a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer.
Mesa lobbyists were pitching a bill to hike taxes and surcharges to build a new stadium for Chicago Cubs spring training games. But rather than work openly in the hearing rooms of the state Capitol, the city offered each of the state’s 90 legislators free tickets to a Cubs game at Hohokam Stadium last March.