Attorney General Tom Horne and a top staffer who ran an independent expenditure committee that assisted his 2010 campaign could face more than $1 million in fines after an investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office determined they illegally collaborated, but neither will face any criminal charges.Read More »
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The 2012 election isn’t even done yet, but a lot of buzz is being generated around the next governor’s race.Read More »
The Open Government Committee, which is supporting the initiative to create a “top-two” primary system in Arizona, has a strong fundraising lead over the opposition as its campaign heads into the home stretch.Read More »
Eileen Klein, Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, is eyeing the presidency of the Arizona Board of Regents and may not be staying on the Ninth Floor for long.
Klein confirmed to the Arizona Capitol Times today that she will interview for the ABOR president position.
It’s been a week of heavy spending in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District as the campaigns, national party organizations and PACs spent more than $1.5 million on airtime.Read More »
A years-long quest to drastically lower property taxes on business equipment is finally on the ballot, without even a hint of organized opposition. Proposition 116 would amend the Arizona Constitution to raise the limit on the amount of business personal property that is exempt from property taxes. The ballot measure would raise the exemption from $68,000 to the equivalent of the average annual earnings of 50 workers, which comes out to about $2.4 million.Read More »
Some critics worry that California’s 31st Congressional District reflects what will happen in Arizona if voters pass the top-two initiative to change the state’s primary election system.
Although the district leans Democratic, four Democrats split up the vote in the June primary, allowing two Republicans to advance to the general election.
Others predict that Arizona would benefit from such a system, saying California’s elections have become much more competitive and participation among independents has increased.
The balance between election officials’ need for time to count signatures and petition gatherers’ need to satisfy a mathematical margin-of-error quietly tipped last year. The result is higher bar for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot.Read More »
The National Republican Congressional Committee is jumping into one of Arizona’s most competitive races with $900,000 in airtime in the 9th Congressional District.Read More »
A trade delegation that sent Gov. Jan Brewer and two staffers to France and Germany cost nearly $32,000.Read More »