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What Is Phoenix Hiding?

March 14, 2023

The City of Phoenix and its union enablers have shut the public out of its most recent contract negotiations—a process that is funded by Phoenix taxpayers and affects where their money is spent—in violation of Arizona’s Public Records Law.

The Goldwater Institute last week sued the city to bring these public records to light.

If you care about transparency, these latest rounds of negotiations got off on the wrong foot.

Before negotiations with the city commence under Phoenix’s “Meet and Confer” ordinance, public-sector unions are required by city code to submit draft contract proposals for public comment.

Read the rest of the op-ed in the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

Parker Jackson is a Staff Attorney at the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.



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