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Maricopa County Community College District Calls for Tax and Tuition Increases while Blocking Cost-Cutting ReformsPosted on June 09, 2011 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX—On June 14, 2011, the Maricopa County Community College District board will decide whether or not to hike property tax rates on all homeowners by 3 percent. In March, the board agreed to raise tuition and other student fees. With state budget reductions in many areas of government, it isn’t surprising that MCCCD is looking for more revenue. But a Goldwater Institute investigation finds that the district has refused to cut administrative bloat or to implement recommendations that could save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year.
Federalism DIY: 10 Ways for States to Check and Balance WashingtonPosted on June 01, 2011 | Type: Press Release | Author: Nick Dranias
The federal government is tightening its control over the 50 states and the lives of every American. The U.S. Constitution, however, says states are supposed to be equal partners with the federal government. State sovereignty — allowing each state to control its own affairs — is the cornerstone of that equal partnership and critical to protecting Americans' freedom.
Goldwater Institute Helps States Declare Independence from Big GovernmentPosted on June 01, 2011 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX – From light bulbs to cheeseburgers, the federal government is more involved in the details of American life than ever before – and far more than the country’s Founders ever envisioned.
School District Agrees Not to Spend Leftover Bond Money Until Judge Decides LegalityPosted on May 16, 2011 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX—The Goldwater Institute is pleased to announce that the Cave Creek Unified School District has agreed to stop spending bond money on projects voters did not approve until a judge can decide if spending the money is legal. Both the Goldwater Institute and CCUSD signed an agreement that will expedite a ruling in this legal challenge.
Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit to Stop Arbitrary Censorship of Gun AdsPosted on May 11, 2011 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX – Today, the Goldwater Institute filed a legal challenge to the removal of a business advertisement from 50 Phoenix bus shelters in October 2010, claiming the city’s rules are so vague that they allow city officials to violate business owners’ right to free speech.