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City of Phoenix Spends $10,000 a Week on Attorneys to Defend CityNorth SubsidyPosted on January 08, 2008 | Type: In the News
Goldwater, NFIB file briefs in CityNorth case
Trust But VerifyPosted on January 02, 2008 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
Trust but verify. That's how Ronald Reagan described his philosophy of dealing with the Soviet Union on nuclear arms reductions. It should also be our philosophy when it comes to how government spends our money.
Racial Preferences Rampant in Arizona GovernmentPosted on December 04, 2007 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix's debate is brewing in Arizona over a voter initiative aimed at ending racial and gender preferences in government employment, contracting, and at universities. Opponents of the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative say there are no preference programs in Arizona to end and the initiative is a solution in search of a problem.
Goldwater Institute Goes to Bat for Tattoo Studio EntrepreneursPosted on November 06, 2007 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix--Tom Preston has owned and operated Virtual Reality, a tattoo studio in Mesa, for 14 years, with no consumer complaints or legal infractions. But when he and his wife, Elizabeth, sought to open a new studio in a vacant storefront in a strip mall on Scottsdale Road in Tempe, the City Council gave him a resounding no.
How Did Freedom Fare this Legislative Session?Posted on November 05, 2007 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix -- Mark Twain once quipped, No mans life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. That certainly held true in Arizona this year. The 2007 legislative session was the worst for freedom in five years, according to the Goldwater Institutes fifth annual Legislative Report Card released today.