The Arizona Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits, reversing a trial judge’s ruling and putting a halt to a month of fundraising under the higher limits.Read More »
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Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …
After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.
Every law regulating ballot measure campaigns, political action committees and possibly even candidates’ campaign committees in Arizona may soon be wiped from the books, at least until the Legislature can write new ones.Read More »
The Department of Gaming director’s position that was recently vacated by Attorney General Tom Horne’s Republican primary opponent may end up being filled by one of Horne’s top staffers.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer spoke briefly with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about options for reopening Grand Canyon National Park using state and private funds, but no agreements have been reached, the Governor’s Office reported.Read More »
Newly minted attorney general candidate Mark Brnovich hit the campaign trail and laid out his case for why GOP voters should choose him over Tom Horne, bashing the incumbent attorney general for legal and ethical problems that have plagued him and alleging that Horne hasn’t done enough to defend conservative principles.Read More »
After days of press reports labeling Arizona as the only state to halt welfare payments during the federal shutdown, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to continue the payments through the end of the month.Read More »
There was a lot of agreement as five candidates took the stage for what was billed as the first Republican gubernatorial candidate forum of the 2014 election.Read More »
Could have small impact on state government, big effect on Arizona economy
State agencies that rely heavily on federal funds won’t be affected much by the government shutdown, at least in the short term.
New campaign finance laws could restore clout of business community
Business interests that once served as the gatekeepers of Arizona’s elections may be regaining some of the clout they lost during the Clean Elections era.