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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Arizona's E-CourtPosted on December 13, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
This time of the year, its tradition to deck the halls with boughs of holly. But Maricopa County courts have decked the halls another way with stacks upon stacks of files. Taking a welcome step into the digital age, Maricopa County's judiciary is about to embrace the old adage that less is more. Take court files for example.
The Recycling LabyrinthPosted on December 06, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
One million dollars. That's what the City of Phoenix spends each year just to remove non-recyclables from its recycling barrels. One reason is, as with many government programs, it isn't always simple for consumers to figure out how to play by the book.
All or NothingPosted on November 16, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson
How well is the citizens initiative process working?
State lawmakers get poor marks from Goldwater groupPosted on November 06, 2006 | Type: In the News
The Arizona Legislature --including leaders from both parties -- received poor marks for controlling government spending.
An Exercise in Mountains and MolehillsPosted on October 19, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
Requiring voter ID is not a poll tax