For the second time, a Maricopa County judge rejected an attempt by Attorney General Tom Horne and ally Kathleen Winn to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s campaign contribution limits, a case that could have undermined the campaign finance charges they’re facing.Read More »
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Supporters of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission argued that the Legislature’s lawsuit against the remapping panel violates the Voter Protection Act.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals scheduled a long-awaited hearing that could determine the constitutionality of the state laws that determine the sometimes fuzzy line between issue advocacy and electioneering.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Administration lifted a stay that had halted a multibillion-dollar contract for behavioral health services in Maricopa County, following a recommendation by an administrative law judge.Read More »
The next frontier in Arizona’s efforts to woo manufacturers may be an exemption on the sales taxes they pay on electricity usage.Read More »
If former Attorney General Terry Goddard jumps into the 2014 elections, it will likely be as a candidate for secretary of state.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court today agreed to hear arguments in the case over Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits.
The court agreed to accept the case and scheduled oral arguments for Dec. 17. Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin want the Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeals’ injunction against HB2593, which dramatically raised contribution limits for state-level races.
An administrative law judge recommended that the Arizona Department of Health Services move forward with a multibillion-dollar contract for behavioral health services in Maricopa County, rejecting an appeal by Magellan Health Services of Arizona, which argued that it should have received the contract instead.Read More »
A group that ran television ads attacking Attorney General Tom Horne apologized for falsely stating that he is still under investigation by the FBI. The apology was part of a settlement over a defamation lawsuit that Horne filed.Read More »
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.