Entries by Goldwater Institute

Goldwater Sues City of Phoenix for Hiding Union Records from the Public

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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. Today, the Goldwater Institute sued the city to bring these public records to light. If you care about […]

Arizona Universities Demand Applicants’ Allegiance to Progressive Politics

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Arizona’s public universities may be stacking the deck against conservative students and staff, as documented in a just-released Goldwater Institute report, The New Loyalty Oaths: How Arizona’s Public Universities Compel Job Applicants to Endorse Progressive Politics. Indeed, joining a herd of colleges across the nation, Arizona’s three public universities have all begun forcing faculty job […]

AZ Supreme Court Will Review Constitutionality of Prop. 208 Tax Hike

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The Arizona Supreme Court announced this afternoon that it will immediately hear the constitutional challenge to Proposition 208 brought by a group of legislators and taxpayers represented by the Goldwater Institute. The lawsuit argues that the initiative violates several provisions of the state Constitution, including limits on spending and tax increases. “Today’s order shows that the […]

Goldwater Takes On Government’s COVID Overreach

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While COVID-19 curfews and closures may be adopted with good intentions, these government efforts to stop the spread of COVID have often backfired. And sometimes, these efforts are even unlawful. Earlier this week, a Pima County Superior Court judge ruled that the county’s 10 pm to 5 am curfew violates state law and cannot be enforced. […]