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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Mesa loses - againPosted on September 11, 2012 | Type: In the News
For at least 43 years, personal adornment has been deemed constitutionally protected free speech. It goes back to when the U.S. Supreme Court concluded you could wear a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War and the principal couldn't stop you.
2012 Legislative Report Card for ArizonaPosted on August 15, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias
The annual Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card scores Arizona lawmakers on their support of principles of limited constitutional government. Each piece of legislation is assessed in one of four categories for whether it expands liberty consistent with the Arizona Constitution, or restricts liberty.
Superior Court Judge Leaves Arena Management Agreement in PlacePosted on June 28, 2012 | Type: Press Release
Glendale citizens working to invalidate deal by referendum
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.