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January 28, 2010

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Tucson Group to Hear Moore, Heritage Analysts on Free Enterprise

Washington, Jan. 28, 2010 -- Wall Street Journal senior economics writer and Fox News contributor Stephen Moore will visit Tucson on Thursday, Feb. 4, to give a speech on "The Path Back to Prosperity." Moore will speak during a sold-out dinner at 7 p.m. at the Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Rd. in Tucson.

"The tax rules should be simple, nonintrusive, pro-growth, and set in stone," Moore, a proponent of a flat tax, wrote in a recent column on the economic climate. "Congress's failure to settle the tax laws for 2010 is an unforgivable dereliction of duty."

His speech will follow a panel discussion at 4:30 called "Protecting Enterprise and Free Markets in America." The panel will include two policy analysts from The Heritage Foundation, the leading Washington think tank: William W. Beach, director of the Center for Data Analysis, and James L. Gattuso, senior research fellow in regulatory policy.

Event sponsor is the Tucson Committee for Heritage, a group of local business and civic leaders who support Heritage's conservative public policy research. The group will hold a reception at 6.

Moore is a member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board. His latest book, "How Barack Obama is Bankrupting the U.S. Economy," decries government expansionism during the recession. His resume includes stints as a budget analyst at Heritage and as senior economics fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.

The Tucson Committee for Heritage is one of 12 Heritage-affiliated groups in metropolitan areas across the nation, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Naples, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga. Philanthropist Ferdinand von Galen is chairman of the committee; automobile dealer Jim Click serves as honorary chairman.

The Heritage Foundation is the nation's most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 582,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in 1973, it has a staff of 243 and an annual expense budget of more than $60 million.

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