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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Protecting Taxpayers from a Bad Coyotes Deal in GlendalePosted on June 20, 2012 | Type: Video
Horizon interviews Goldwater Institute's lead attorney Carrie Ann Sitren on our lawsuit over Glendale City Council's handling of the Phoenix Coyotes arena deal.
Phoenix Coyotes Deal with Glendale Debated in CourtPosted on June 20, 2012 | Type: Video
The Goldwater Institute is seeking a preliminary injunction on the deal that could keep the Coyotes in Glendale for the next 20 years and the judge has already issued a partial ruling.
Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit against City of GlendalePosted on June 13, 2012 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ—The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning seeking to invalidate last week’s Glendale City Council vote authorizing the city to enter into an arena management agreement with the potential buyer of the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes hockey team.
Taxpayers Take the PuckPosted on June 11, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: John J. Miller
The Phoenix Coyotes are having the best season of their short history. In April, they finished atop the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division. In the postseason, they beat the Chicago Blackhawks in six games and the Nashville Predators in five. Never before had the Coyotes advanced past the first round of the playoffs. At press time, they were skating in the Western Conference championship against the Los Angeles Kings, fighting for a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.
Glendale Destroyed Trust with Rushed VotePosted 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.