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By Goldwater Institute | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Innovative technologies that connect service providers directly to consumers are changing the way people live, work, and travel. From Uber and Lyft in the transportation industry to Airbnb in the hospitality industry, people are using the power of technology to connect with one another and trade goods and services in a way that […]

By Goldwater Institute | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Washington—Today Flytenow Inc., an innovative start-up business that uses the Internet to connect private pilots with passengers wishing to share travel plans and flight expenses, sued the Federal Aviation Administration for shutting the website down. Flytenow expands on the trend that companies like Uber and Airbnb.com have popularized: allowing consumers to connect directly […]

By Goldwater Institute | December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Phoenix—Today the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers have legal standing to challenge the hospital provider tax that is being used to fund a Medicaid eligibility expansion. The Court’s decision does not mean the hospital tax is legal or illegal; the decision simply allows the case to move forward and be heard […]

By Goldwater Institute | December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Tallahassee, Fla.—Today Leon County Judge Charles A. Francis dismissed for a second time a lawsuit challenging an array of education reforms, including Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts and an expansion to Florida’s scholarship tax credit program. Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts allow special needs students to use a portion of their state education funding on […]

By Goldwater Institute | December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Washington—Today 25 members of Congress filed a “friend of the court” brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a legal challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board created by the Affordable Care Act. The members of Congress are supporting a legal challenge filed by the Goldwater Institute. The Independent Payment Advisory Board […]

By Goldwater Institute | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson In February 2014, Brad McQueen, a Tucson elementary public school teacher, courageously spoke out against the new Common Core standards that are being implemented in Arizona. McQueen, an insider to the new Common Core standards, had participated in numerous Common Core committees. Over time, McQueen grew skeptical about Common Core and began expressing […]

By Goldwater Institute | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Goldwater Institute files suit to protect teachers’ rights to speak out against state policies Phoenix—Today the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tucson, Ariz. teacher Brad McQueen, who was retaliated against by employees of the Arizona Department of Education for speaking out against the Common Core State Standards. For years, Mr. […]

By Goldwater Institute | November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Judge sides with Goldwater Institute, saying special preference for local companies in city contracting violated state and federal constitutions Phoenix—Today Pima County Superior Court Judge Gus Aragon struck down a City of Tucson ordinance giving local businesses special privileges in city contracting. “This is a victory for all businesses and for all Tucson […]

By Goldwater Institute | November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson City of Tucson’s Local Business Bid Preference Ordinance Headed to Court Judge to hear arguments in Goldwater Institute lawsuit Contact: Starlee Coleman scoleman@goldwaterinstitute.org Phoenix—Should locally-owned businesses get a special preference when doing business with City Hall? That’s the question at issue in a lawsuit challenging the City of Tucson’s local business contracting preference. […]

By Goldwater Institute | November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By bwilson Will U.S. Supreme Court Hear Challenge to Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board? Goldwater Institute asks court to hear challenge to price-setting board Phoenix—Today the Goldwater Institute filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board created by the Affordable Care Act. The Independent […]