Opponents say higher contribution limits violate Clean Elections, Voter Protection Act
A provision in the 1998 ballot measure that created Arizona’s Clean Elections system may hold the key to whether the state’s new campaign contribution limits will go into effect for 2014.
Clean Elections consolidation bill advances
The Citizen’s Clean Election Commission would be consolidated with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office and take on added responsibilities for overseeing election law violations and lobbyist reporting under a bill approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.
Clean Elections funding limits raised for 2014
Arizona’s Secretary of State is adjusting funding limits for candidates using Clean Elections money to run their campaigns.
Jan Brewer taps lawyer for Clean Elections post
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed a longtime Phoenix lawyer and businessman to a four-year term on the state’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Judge sheds light on campaign finance ruling
A Maricopa County judge shed some light on a recent ruling that found the core of Arizona’s campaign finance laws to be unconstitutional.
Republican Corporation Commission candidates violated rules, commission finds
Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission violated the rules by using hundreds of thousands of dollars that were meant to be spent in the primary to go after their Democratic general election opponents, the agency that runs the state’s public finance system agreed today.
Quelland misses deadline for paying state fines, proposes to pay $20k
Former legislator Doug Quelland has failed to pay the thousands of dollars that he owes the state for violating campaign finance laws.
Compromise could scrap ballot measure on Clean Elections
A proposed ballot measure to effectively dismantle Arizona’s system that provides public money for state election candidates’ campaigns would itself be scrapped under a compromise between the program’s supporters and opponents.
Judge dismisses Goldwater Institute’s Clean Elections lawsuit
An Arizona judge is dismissing a lawsuit accusing a state agency of illegally spending public money to promote the state’s public campaign finance system.
Effort to gut Clean Elections one step closer to the ballot
The Senate today gave preliminary approval to a ballot measure that aims to dismantle the public financing of candidates in elections. Before voters can decide the fate of the public campaign financing system, the measure still needs the full vote of the Senate and must be approved by the House of Representatives.
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