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New ASU Research Report MisleadingPosted on March 25, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-The Arizona Republic proclaimed in its lead story Saturday, March 23, that "School tax credits fail poor." But that claim is based on a misleading report released today by the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University.
Taxpayer Beware: Don't Check that Box!Posted on March 04, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-If you are an Arizona taxpayer and have a professional prepare your taxes, beware. In an effort to save you five dollars, the accountant may have signed you up to support the state's Clean Elections scheme. Goldwater Institute scholar Robert Franciosi warns Arizona taxpayers that some tax preparation services automatically check the little box on the state's form 140, thereby volunteering the taxpayer to provide a tax-credited contribution to the Clean Elections fund. Taxpayers who do not look carefully at their returns may end up supporting candidates with whom they disagree.
Scholarship Tax Credit Saves Money, Helps StudentsPosted on February 21, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-With a $1.5 billion debt looming overhead, Arizona's policymakers are rushing to plug the state's leaky coffers. According to news reports, a handful of legislators have put the state's nationally renowned education scholarship
Goldwater Participates in Landmark School Choice CasePosted on February 18, 2002 | Type: Press Release
On Wednesday, February 20, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.
Clean Elections, or Taking Democracy to the Cleaners?Posted on February 15, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-On Monday, February 18, supporters of Arizona's Clean Elections law will rally at the Capitol in support of public subsidies for politicians. Clean Elections' supporters say public subsidies clean up the political process, yet Goldwater scholar Robert Franciosi finds that, rather than "cleaning up" politics, the Clean Elections Act has taken democracy to the cleaners.