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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 has historically been neither feasible nor cost effective. In the process, …

By Goldwater Institute | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 has historically been neither feasible nor cost effective.  In the process, consumers are getting access to desired products and services at a lower cost and pioneering businesses …

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 with private individuals who have goods or services that they need. Flytenow passengers do not pay for tickets or for …

By Goldwater Institute | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 with private individuals who have goods or services that they need. Flytenow passengers do not pay for tickets or for the pilot’s time, instead, they only share fuel and …

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 on the merits.

“After a year and a half of stalling tactics by the Brewer Administration, state lawmakers will …

By Goldwater Institute | December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 on the merits. 

“After a year and a half of stalling tactics by the Brewer Administration, state lawmakers will finally have their day in court to challenge this …

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 a variety of educational programs and services, including tutoring, distance learning, private school tuition, and educational therapies. This is the …

By Goldwater Institute | December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
news-and-opinion

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 a variety of educational programs and services, including tutoring, distance learning, private school tuition, and educational therapies. This is the first school year the program has been in place, …

By Goldwater Institute | December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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But it doesn’t stop there. The site now has practice math problems, which Khan explains is a critical development for students and teachers. “A significant piece of Khan Academy…is the interactive exercises that allow students to practice math and get feedback at their own pace, while giving teachers data on student progress,” Khan says. Khan’s goal is to make the site useful for all different types of classrooms, from homeschools to traditional schools. Teachers can “use their precious classroom time …

By Goldwater Institute | December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 is an appointed 15-member board created to set reimbursement rates for Medicare and to determine which procedures, treatments and drugs will and will not be covered by the …