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Facing lawsuit threat, Arizona teacher walkout continues today

Posted by   /  April 30, 2018  /  Education, Featured News  /  No Comments

The bigger issue is the question of whether teachers are ‘on strike’ By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The statewide teacher strike enters its third day Monday as educators remain dissatisfied with the pay hike proposal by Gov. Doug Ducey and many schools remain closed despite threats by the Goldwater […]

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School walkouts unconstitutional, opines Goldwater Institute

Posted by   /  April 27, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Catherine Reagor | The Republic The Goldwater Institute is warning Arizona public school superintendents that they could face lawsuits if they don’t open the doors to students and resume teaching immediately. In the letter to schools, the conservative think tank said superintendents who don’t reopen schools are failing their constitutional obligations to educate students […]

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Pinal County manager blasts Goldwater motion against RTA tax

Posted by   /  March 2, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county.) By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch Pinal County officials dispute the claim made by an Arizona think tank that a new road tax is illegal. Lawyers from the Goldwater Institute filed […]

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[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] Phoenix group tries to keep us from getting roads, freeways; opposes props 416, 417

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county Queen Creek Independent The Phoenix crowd is at it again. The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute is trying to keep Pinal County residents from voting on a plan to provide new roads and freeways […]

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Lawsuit asks FDA to disclose how dying people can access unapproved meds

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The Goldwater Institute goes to court today, trying to force the FDA to reveal details on how dying people can get access to unapproved medicines. Attorney Jonathan Riches wants U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to order the Food and Drug Administration to disclose […]

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Small businesses, Goldwater Institute win fight over Chandler’s sign codes

Posted by   /  August 30, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal Three small businesses and the Goldwater Institute have won a battle over sign codes in Chandler. The city of Chandler has rewritten its sign code in response to a First Amendment lawsuit brought by three local businesses. The businesses, which were represented by the Goldwater Institute, have agreed […]

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Indian Child Welfare Act harms Native American children through separate and unequal set of rules, new Goldwater Institute paper argues

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Goldwater Institute Phoenix—A federal law intended to protect Native American children does more harm than good because its substandard rules deny them equal protection, a new Goldwater Institute paper explains. In the paper, Escaping the ICWA Penalty Box: In Defense of Equal Protection for Indian Children, Goldwater Institute Vice President for Litigation Timothy Sandefur delves into […]

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Mark Flatten: Digging deep for decades to let in the sunshine

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Cap Times Q&A The Goldwater Institute’s Mark Flatten has spent more than three decades as a reporter, mostly in Arizona, where he worked primarily for the East Valley Tribune. It’s there that Flatten began to make a name for himself as an investigative reporter. Now at Goldwater, Flatten […]

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Goldwater Institute sues Santa Fe over nonprofits speech ordinance

Posted by   /  July 30, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent The Goldwater Institute, acting on behalf of the New Mexico-based Rio Grande Foundation, has filed a civil-rights lawsuit challenging a Santa Fe, N.M., ordinance that requires non-profit organizations to turn over confidential information about their donors whenever they spend more than $250 in supporting or opposing a ballot initiative. Arguing that the […]

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Goldwater Institute report: City courts levy fines at taxpayer expense

Posted by   /  July 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Devin Conley | Cronkite News ity courts in Arizona have a conflict of interest that costs taxpayers, according to a Goldwater Institute report that says municipal judges are motivated to levy fines and fees to keep courts operating. The research group examined revenue and expenses for 12 municipal courts and found Tempe, Scottsdale and Paradise […]

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