Government Red Tape
Many cities, counties, and states wrap small businesses up in red tape that goes far beyond protecting public health and safety. For example, when theater owners in Tucson painted a large mural on the side of their building to advertise an upcoming show, the city cracked down, citing the theater for not following the proper permitting steps, including making a formal presentation before the Sign Code Advisory Committee. Goldwater helps cities see the long-term advantage in minimal, consistent regulation – and isn’t afraid to step in when they overstep their constitutional authority.
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In Arizona, nibbling away at free enterprisePosted on September 23, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: George Will
Cindy Vong is a tiny woman with a problem as big as the government that is causing it.
Government: A lousy venture capitalistPosted on September 14, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
When state legislatures reconvene in January, a priority for many will be passing some kind of “jobs” bill. What form that might take is open to debate, but there are already lessons to be learned on what not to do.
Carrie Ann Sitren discusses daycare licensing fees on Sen. Ron Gould's radio programPosted on June 24, 2011 | Type: Audio
The Goldwater Institute's Carrie Ann Sitren joined Sen. Ron Gould to talk about government overreach into daycare regulation in Arizona.
A new bully on the playgroundPosted on June 23, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Carrie Ann Sitren
There’s a new feature at summer camp this year. But it’s not a new swimming hole or playground. It’s Big Brother looking over the shoulders of daycare centers.
Clint Bolick discusses his latest book on KJZZPosted on June 22, 2011 | Type: Audio
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick joined KJZZ's Here and Now to discuss his new book Death Grip: Loosening the Law's Stranglehold over Economic Liberty