Christian Britschgi is the Arizona Reporter for Watchdog.org. He began his reporting career in college, writing stories for The College Fix and The Lens. After graduating from Portland State University, he interned at Reason Magazine's D.C. Office, where he wrote extensively on everything from public transit to pop culture. He also is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Arizona moves to reform system of tax breaks for developers

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Arizona, Crony Capitalism, Issues, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

A tax break to the developer of luxury apartments in downtown Phoenix has sparked a battle over crony capitalism in Arizona.

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Minimum wage hike threatens services for Arizona’s disabled

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Non-profits operating on fixed reimbursement rates from the state have been hit hard by the costs of Propostion 206.

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Arizona set to liberalize craft liquor laws

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Arizona, Issues, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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An omnibus liquor bill working its way through the Arizona Legislature would loosen, lift or streamline many of the state’s craft distilling regulations.

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Will another city spend tax money to keep its sports team? Arizona Coyotes are banking on it

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Arizona, Crony Capitalism, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

The Coyotes have experienced years of financial turmoil, ownership changes and taxpayer bailouts.

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Pharmacy benefit managers could be in legislative crosshairs

By   /  January 3, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, News, Regulations, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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While Congress has taken drug executives to task with high-profile committee investigations of price increases on everything from HIV medication to EpiPens, a crucial link in the drug-price chain has gone largely unscathed: pharmacy benefit managers, who play an obscure by significant role in determining the cost paid for prescription drugs by tens of millions of Americans. […]

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