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No government has ever spent its way to prosperity. Our proposals help governments be fiscally responsible so citizens can be prosperous.

<p>No government has ever spent its way to prosperity. Our proposals help governments be fiscally responsible so citizens can be prosperous.</p>

The Goldwater Institute's Byron Schlomach joined KJLL's Bill Buckmaster to express his concerns with Gov. Brewer's budget plan.

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared on KTVK's Politics Unplugged to talk about the new legislative session and what lawmakers can do to help balance the budget.

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The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick went on KPNX's Sunday Square Off to talk about the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, and how successful it has been in just three short years.

Under the state constitution, Arizona’s elected officials have the responsibility to protect individual rights and promote limited government. The Goldwater Institute presents 100 Ideas for 100 Days so policymakers at every level of government can enter 2011 with a bundle of suggestions to increase the state’s prosperity and expand freedom.

The Goldwater Institute is among the most powerful public policy organizations in the Southwest, and behind all of its decisions is Darcy Olsen.

Whether a journalist seeks an analysis on the state budget, a lawmaker needs advice on crafting legislation or a free-spending government finds itself on the wrong side of its litigation, the 38-year-old president and CEO is there.

Less than 60 days before Arizonans were to vote on whether or not to remove money from the Growing Smarter fund in order to help balance the state budget, the parks board went ahead and spent $52 million to preserve three pieces of land. The Goldwater Institute's Le Templar weighed in on CBS 5 News.

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared on KPNX Channel 12's Sunday Square Off to talk about several issues, including the two propositions that need to pass in order for the state to balance its budget.

Gov. Jan Brewer claimed in her debate with Terry Goddard that Arizona's budget is balanced. The Goldwater Institute's Byron Schlomach appeared on KPNX Channel 12 to determine if that is true.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 four categories for whether it expands or contracts liberty.

Education bills that give parents more choice, make public schools more accountable, expand the teaching pool through relaxed certification requirements, and encourage local control are scored a +1.

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