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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.
Vigorous Maricopa Growth Reflects High Quality of LifePosted on April 30, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix-According to new Census Bureau figures, Maricopa County grew faster than any other county in the nation during the fifteen months from April 2000 to July 2001. While some see this growth as a cause for alarm, Goldwater Institute economist Robert Franciosi believes that Maricopa's vigorous growth is a reflection of its high quality of life.
Proposal to Suspend Scholarship Tax Credit Ill-AdvisedPosted on April 05, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix-According to an AP report, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Ruth Solomon (D-Tucson) has proposed suspending tax credits for donations to scholarship organizations along with tax credits for extracurricular activities, arguing the state could save $45 to $50 million. Goldwater Institute executive director Darcy Olsen disputes the wisdom-and the purported cost savings-of suspending the scholarship tax credit.