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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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  • Mesa loses - again

    Posted 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 Arizona

    Posted 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 Place

    Posted on June 28, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Glendale citizens working to invalidate deal by referendum

  • Protecting Taxpayers from a Bad Coyotes Deal in Glendale

    Posted 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 Court

    Posted 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.

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