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Vogt looking to raise campaign cash limits, but Clean Elections may be an obstacle (access required)

Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.

Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the Legislature to change the contribution limits, which could slam the door on a proposal that’s certain to face stiff opposition.

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Stanton officially announces mayoral run (access required)

Former City Councilman Greg Stanton will return to the arena of city politics with a run for Phoenix mayor. Stanton, who resigned his council seat in January 2009 to join the Attorney General's Office, announced his candidacy Dec. 8.

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Republicans stand by transplant funding cuts (access required)

Like many states grappling with record-breaking budget deficits, Arizona has had to cut back on its health care and social services. What makes Arizona unique is the extent it has gone to save money — by restricting coverage of certain transplant procedures, arguing that they are optional or palliative. Yet the cuts are putting vulnerable Arizonans at risk of dying without the money to pay for procedures that may save their lives.

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