Supreme Court skeptical of Clean Elections law
The United States Supreme Court will soon decide just how far a government can wade into electoral politics with the use of public campaign financing, as members of the court on Monday heard arguments from opponents and defenders of Arizona’s public campaign finance system.
US Supreme Court hears campaign funding arguments
The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday whether Arizona’s Clean Elections system can legally provide matching funds to candidates.
To kill Clean Elections, lawmakers who used it must pull trigger
Opponents of Arizona’s Clean Elections system are optimistic about the latest measure to effectively kill public campaign financing in Arizona. The House, where similar measures have died in the past, has a Republican supermajority of legislators elected on promises of fiscal responsibility. Now is the perfect time, they say, to pass a measure they call the “No Taxpayer Subsidies for Political Campaigns Act.” But there is a catch: Nine of the chamber’s 15 new Republicans were elected using publicly paid-for campaigns, and not all of them are enlisting in the stop-Clean-Elections crusade.
Senate approves bill to dump clean elections
The Arizona Senate wants voters to decide whether to bar the use of public money for candidates’ campaigns.
Lawmaker wants referendum on future of public financing for campaigns
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide whether to eliminate public funding for political campaigns, a change that would do away with the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Clean Elections requires candidates to buy or return equipment
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission approved a rule change Thursday that would require candidates to turn over laptops and other fixed assets exceeding $200 or purchase them at half of the original price.
Vogt looking to raise campaign cash limits, but Clean Elections may be an obstacle
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.
Clean Elections Commission puts off vote on fixed-assets rule change
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Thursday put off voting on a proposed rule change that would require publicly financed candidates to return or purchase fixed assets such as laptops, printers and cameras.
Some Clean Elections money went toward laptops, hiring relatives, NRA dues
Some of the 107 candidates who received public money to run for state Legislature this year bought computers, cameras and printers that are theirs to keep and paid relatives as campaign workers and consultants.
Arizona campaign funding system transfers $20 million
The commission that runs Arizona’s public campaign finance system is giving $20 million to the state general fund.
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