Get 'Em While They're Young - The Second Childcare Revolution and the Expansion of the Nanny StatePosted on November 01, 1998 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert J. Franciosi
An easy way to make it into the papers in Arizona is to come up with a list ranking the state's standing in various indicators of well-being. Kids Count, the Children's Rights Council, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, all make news telling Arizonans how bad off they are compared with other states.
The Dash - Time to Kill that Wascally WabbitPosted on October 15, 1998 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Melinda Ogle
Those who believe that the government can only provide inferior services should take a look at the National Park Service's line of premier outhouses: $420,000 for one disguised as a corn-crib, $330,000 for one with limestone capstones for its porch railing and a slate roof, and a whopping $1 million for a four-holer with state-of-the-art, solar powered composting units and a backup propane generator.
A Tale of Two Cities: Phoenix, Portland, Growth and Growth ControlPosted on October 01, 1998 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert J. Franciosi
Steve McQueen, the actor, once said that he would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. This is a typically American attitude toward cities. This distaste of the city environment, the cramped spaces, the crowds, the pollution and the noise goes all the way back to Thomas Jefferson who dreamt of a nation founded on yeomen farmers. Although there aren't many farmers today, the dream lives on in many families who wish to live in their own, single, detached home.
Garbage In, Garbage Out -- An Examination of Private/Public Competition by the City of PhoenixPosted on January 01, 1998 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert J. Franciosi
Over the past twenty years, governments all over the world have transferred the responsibility for providing services out of their hands and into the private sector. One of the pioneers in this movement has been the city of Phoenix, Arizona. However, instead of dismantling the public agency providing the service and hiring a private contractor, the city allows the public agency to bid for the contract as well. Phoenix estimates the competitive process has saved it over $30 million since 1979.
Hotwiring Deregulation: How SRP Can Lead the Way to a Competitive Electric MarketPosted on September 01, 1997 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Melinda Ogle
At the end of 1996, the Arizona Corporation Commission passed a rule that phases in deregulation in the electricity industry over the next five years.