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Goldwater Scholar Expresses Support for Lawsuit Challenging Clean Elections, Calls Campaign Subsidies an Attack on Free SpeechPosted on January 29, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich expressed support for a lawsuit filed today in federal court challenging Arizona's system of taxpayer-financed political campaigns. The lawsuit, filed by the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter, challenges the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act (CCEA) on First Amendment and equal protection grounds.
Education Researchers Applaud Governor's Administrative Savings in School Districts, Urge Policymakers to Take Next StepsPosted on January 28, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In a statement issued today, Goldwater Institute education researchers Vicki Murray and Ross Groen applauded Gov. Janet Napolitano's efforts to reduce administrative waste in Arizona's schools, and urged policymakers to seek even greater savings through systemic reform. "The governor has taken the first step on a thousand-mile journey," Dr. Murray said.
New Report: State and Federal Unemployment Insurance Reforms Would Benefit Arizona Workers and EmployersPosted on January 26, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In a report released today by the Goldwater Institute, economist William B. Conerly argues that reforming Arizona's unemployment insurance (UI) system would benefit workers, families, and employers, and help the state save money. "This is a win-win situation for Arizonans," said Dr. Conerly. "With a few changes to the system, we can get Arizonans back to work."
Economist Says President Bush's Unemployment Insurance Reform Would Benefit Workers, Families and Employers in ArizonaPosted on January 21, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-President George W. Bush, who is in Arizona promoting policy initiatives aimed at improving job growth, has received praise for a key unemployment insurance reform proposal from economist William B. Conerly, author of a new Goldwater Institute report to be released Monday, January 26.
Researchers Find School District Consolidation Proposals Likely to Yield Minimal Savings, Jeopardize Academic AchievementPosted on January 12, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX- In a new study released today, Goldwater Institute education researchers Vicki Murray and Ross Groen examine proposals to consolidate Arizona's school districts, finding that consolidation is unlikely to lead to savings and may actually hurt academic performance. "Reducing administrative waste is a laudable goal," Dr. Murray says, "But school district consolidation may sacrifice academic achievement and local control for minimal savings, if any savings in fact materialize."