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By Goldwater Institute | March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Christina Sandefur | email Today, 36 legislators, their constituents, and a state taxpayer are asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to hear an accelerated appeal of a critical lawsuit that will have a significant impact on both the state budget and the integrity of the legislative process. Recently, a lower court judge dealt an unfortunate blow […]

By Goldwater Institute | March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Jonathan Butcher | email When driving, if you look in your side-view mirror, you’re reminded that “objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” In Arizona, lawmakers, parents, and schools are struggling to gauge how close we are to high achievement levels in our state. Since 2011, more and more schools earned higher scores on the […]

By Goldwater Institute | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Unbalanced budget

By Nick Dranias | email The writing is on the wall for Washington’s unsustainable debt-fueled fiscal policy. Just last week, the Telegraph reported that central banks commenced a worldwide “fire sale” of $106 billion in U.S. Treasuries. And yet, there is no leadership from the beltway to fix the national debt. Instead, last month, the federal statutory […]

By Goldwater Institute | March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Jonathan Butcher | email Remember when you finished high school? The sheepskin you received at graduation was your ticket to either a job or college. Wherever you were going, that accomplishment would follow you and help you get started in adulthood. For Nikki Mclendon, though, her diploma wasn’t what she thought it was, reported The Hechinger Report earlier […]

By Goldwater Institute | March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Steve Slivinski | email Once again the president is proposing something that will not generate the job growth that America needs. His latest proposal is to raise the national minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 – which would likely kill 500,000 jobs, according to the Congressional Budget Office, because it prices low-skilled […]

By Goldwater Institute | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNION, CITY ALLIES ASKS JUDGE TO APPROVE EXTRA 16,000 HOURS OF VACATION TIME FOR UNION BUSINESS Goldwater Institute attorneys will fight new proposal in court Friday  Following a January court ruling declaring taxpayer-funded union activism in public labor contracts unconstitutional, a police union in Phoenix is asking a judge to bless a scheme that would dole out an additional 1,000 […]

By Goldwater Institute | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Unbalanced budget

By Nick Dranias Last week, the Georgia House of Representatives passed the Compact for a Balanced Budget by a margin of 103-63. Alaska and Arizona are now poised to advance the same reform effort through their respective House Judiciary and Rules Committees. We could be only weeks away from an interstate agreement that will advance […]

By Goldwater Institute | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you’re the U.S. Department of Education, every program looks like it needs more money. Last December, the U.S. Department of Education released the results from the first two years of an additional $3 billion funding plan for failing schools. The effects of more money on student learning were—wait for it—inconclusive. Some schools improved, some […]

By Goldwater Institute | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MO LAWMAKERS TO GREEN-LIGHT “RIGHT TO TRY” LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS BILL WEDNESDAY Issue hits close to home for lawmaker whose terminally ill daughter has been denied access to promising treatments A Missouri legislative committee is poised to approve a bill Wednesday that, if enacted, could dramatically cut the time it takes for life-saving drugs to reach […]

By Goldwater Institute | February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRADITIONAL SCHOOL “SYSTEM” CAN’T MEET CHILDREN’S UNIQUE NEEDS Future Model Must Embrace Technology in Education  The combination of emerging technology and academic underachievement means our style of educating American children needs a makeover, according to a Goldwater Institute policy report released this week. In A Vision for Education and the Future of Learning, Goldwater Institute education […]