Government Accountability

Back-room deals and closed doors are not the stuff of free governments. Our work is making governments more transparent and accountable to citizens.

<p>Back-room deals and closed doors are not the stuff of free governments. Our work is making governments more transparent and accountable to citizens.</p>

A Canadian billionaire offered the City of Glendale $50 million to buy the Phoenix Coyotes and move them to Ontario. The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias explained to KTVK Channel 3 why Glendale should take the offer.

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The Goldwater Institute's Mark Flatten went on KAET's Horizon to discuss an apparent power struggle taking place in Maricopa County politics.

Miscellaneous DBE Owners at Sky Harbor

 

Case Background:

Believing in transparency in government, the Goldwater Institute filed a public records request with Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup. When he failed to comply, the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit.

 

The Goldwater Institute vowed recently to continue legal action against Glendale until the city revealed sensitive information about negotiations with Phoenix Coyotes bidders.
 

The Goldwater Institute filed an objection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court saying Glendale officials may have offered unconstitutional taxpayer subsidies to a possible new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.

 

 

Saying that bankruptcy court might be the only place to stop a deal that forces taxpayers into subsidizing the Phoenix Coyotes, the Goldwater Institute filed a motion this afternoon asking to the judge to allow them to intervene in the case.

Phoenix--Late Friday the Goldwater Institute filed a "Conditional Bid Objection" on behalf of Glendale taxpayers with the bankruptcy court handling the sale of the Coyotes hockey franchise. The Goldwater Institute's objection is based on concerns that Glendale officials may have offered unconstitutional taxpayer subsidies to a new potential owner of the team.

The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick went on XTRA Sports 910 to explain to Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki why the Institute is suing the City of Glendale over the Phoenix Coyotes negotiations records.

Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen went on Channel 12's Sunday Square Off to talk about a variety of issues, including stimulus money and the Phoenix Coyotes.

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