Arizona Week: “Protect Employees or Cut Red Tape?”

The Goldwater Institute has pushed governmental personnel reform and produced an in-depth investigative report in December 2010 that has helped drive Brewer’s proposed policy changes.

“What does it take to discipline a government worker?,” asked Mark Flatten, an investigative journalist for the Goldwater Institute. He reported and wrote the influential piece.

“What we found is there is a litany of rules, regulations, statutes, in some cases union contracts that make it very difficult, very time consuming, very expensive,” Flatten said in an Arizona Week interview.

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