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  • New Survey Finds Public Schools Cost Twice as Much as Private Schools

    Posted 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 Reform

    Posted 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 Arizona

    Posted 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.

  • 2004 Legislative Report Card Released and Launch of Online Score Look-up

    Posted on October 25, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-The Goldwater Institute today released its second annual Legislative Report Card, a comprehensive analysis of the voting records of all Arizona legislators. The report card assigns a letter grade to each legislator based on how well their votes advanced economic freedom, personal responsibility, and constitutional government.

  • Constitutional Amendment Unnecessary, Dangerous: Proposal Would Erase Important Taxpayer Protection

    Posted on October 12, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-A proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution that would allow public universities to take ownership stakes in private businesses is not only unnecessary, but would undo an important constitutional protection, according to a Goldwater Institute report released today.

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