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A government that operates behind closed doors cannot be the government of a free people. The Goldwater Institute has prompted several reforms shining light into the inner workings of government, including the nation’s most comprehensive online database of line-by-line government spending and restrictions on politicians using tax money for self-promotion. Our regular watchdog reports are helping citizens hold their elected officials accountable.

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  • Glendale Destroyed Trust with Rushed Vote

    Posted on June 09, 2012 | Type: In the News

    Glendale confirmed its reputation as the Valley city with the greatest disdain for transparency. In the process, it assured itself of more time in court and less trust from residents.

  • Goldwater Institute: Glendale missing significant portions of Coyotes deal

    Posted on June 08, 2012 | Type: In the News

    The city of Glendale may be working towards an agreement to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, but the city may be working without all the facts, the Goldwater Institute said.

  • Statement on the Glendale/Coyotes Situation

    Posted on June 08, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    A statement from Goldwater Institute President Darcy Olsen.

  • Goldwater Institute Seeking Temporary Restraining Order Against Arena Management Vote

    Posted on June 07, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    A statement from Goldwater Institute President Darcy Olsen.

  • If cops can't do it, surely hockey owners can't either

    Posted on June 07, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Laurie Roberts

    A judge this week ruled that the city of Phoenix can’t pay police officers to conduct union work. That, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled, is a violation of the state Constitution. Specifically, of the part of the constitution that says you can’t make a gift of public money for private concerns.

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