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Goldwater Study Debunks Worries about Arizona's GrowthPosted on June 06, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-In a policy paper released today, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi concludes that Arizona's rapid growth over the past decade has had largely positive effects on the state's economy. His findings contradict the views of many industrial policy advocates, who have expressed concern over the state's growth pattern and proposed what Franciosi calls "a sweeping agenda for activist government."
Goldwater Economist: Gnant Tax is a Bad IdeaPosted on May 14, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Goldwater Institute economist Stephen Slivinski responded today to a proposal by Senate President Randall Gnant (R-Scottsdale) to create a new, statewide property tax to help cover an estimated $240 million of the budget deficit. Says Slivinski, "The Gnant tax will retard growth, punish homeowners, and do nothing to address the problem at the root of the deficit.
Harvard Study, Census Report: Arizona Gets Plenty of PorkPosted on May 14, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-Citing a Harvard study and a Census Bureau report, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi offers a challenge to what he calls "the local mythology that Washington is shortchanging Arizona on federal pork."
Goldwater Spending Study: Pull the Weeds, Spare the FlowersPosted on May 01, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-In a Goldwater Institute study to be released Thursday, May 2, economist Stephen Slivinski outlines over $233 million in programs in Arizona's 2003 general fund budget that could be eliminated, privatized, or reduced. Slivinski offers these baseline program cuts as an alternative to budget plans released this week by the legislature and the governor's office.