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Fundamental Reform, Not Repackaged Programs, Will Move Arizona ForwardPosted on January 10, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In her state-of-the-state address today, Arizona governor Janet Napolitano echoed her 2004 address in calling for nearly 20 new programs and increased spending on existing programs. However, Goldwater Institute analysts explain that new programs and more spending are likely to exacerbate, not solve, Arizona's policy challenges.
Private Schools Half as Expensive as Public Schools: Cost-Effective Way to Ease Enrollment GrowthPosted on January 05, 2005 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-A new annual survey of Arizona private schools finds average private elementary and middle school tuition is $3,700, less than half the average per-pupil public school expenditure of $7,800. Average private high school tuition is $5,500.
New Survey Finds Public Schools Cost Twice as Much as Private SchoolsPosted on December 29, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-Average tuition at Arizona private schools is less than half the average Arizona per-pupil public school expenditure of $7,816, a new annual survey of Arizona private schools finds. The statewide survey reveals that average tuition at private elementary and middle schools is $3,700. Average private high school tuition is $5,500.
Arizona Law Enforcement Confiscates $64.5 Million of Private Property, Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Need ReformPosted on November 15, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-Arizona law enforcement agencies have used a legal tactic known as civil asset forfeiture to confiscate over $64.5 million of private property since 2000, a new Goldwater Institute report documents. Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement to confiscate property connected to a crime without ever filing criminal charges against the property owner.
Voters Defeat Proposition 102 in Win-win for ArizonaPosted on November 03, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-Arizona voters upheld a key constitutional safeguard in a move that protects the free enterprise system and ensures that universities can continue their academic missions, despite a well-financed campaign by Arizona's political establishment. In a report released October 12, Goldwater Institute analysts cautioned that the proposed amendment, which would have allowed state universities to take ownership interests in private companies, would have erased an important protection for taxpayers, opened the door to public corruption, and given select corporations an unfair business advantage.