Three AZ cases before Supreme Court this term
Arizona will have a prominent presence in the U.S. Supreme Court term that began Oct. 1 with cases that will settle the issues of matching funds for Clean Elections candidates, tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships, and penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
Goddard, Brewer debate jobs, budget, ‘headless bodies’
Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard had few memorable lines in their first, and perhaps only, debate, but continually posed one memorable question – where’s your plan?
Ousted lawmakers seek return to office
After the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and two judges found Doug Quelland guilty of misusing the state’s public campaign financing system, he fought for months to stay in the Legislature, maintained that he was innocent even after being removed from office and is now using government money, once again, to pay for his comeback campaign.
Mills spends nearly $3.2M in governor’s race
Yavapai County businessman Buz Mills reports spending nearly $3.2 million in his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor.
Martin survives challenge, gets Clean Elections cash
State Treasurer Dean Martin received Clean Elections money for his gubernatorial campaign after the Secretary of State’s Office determined that his $5 qualifying contributions did not contain enough duplicates to prompt a full review.
District 7 GOP candidates hold similar conservative philosophies
Republican House and Senate candidates in District 7 struggled to distinguish their views from one another during a two-hour Clean Elections debate on June 24.
Capitol Quotes: 6/25/2010
“Due process I have not been given.” – Rep. Doug Quelland, explaining to fellow District 10 Republicans that he was wrongly punished by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and should be appointed to the seat left vacant by his removal from office. He wasn’t.
Business groups move to center
Arizona’s business community has sent a message to legislative candidates: Commit to a pro-business agenda, and stop wasting time with kooky stuff like “birther” bills.
In exchange, candidates who cooperate may get tons of cash for their campaigns and the support of chambers of commerce across the state.
Martin’s $5 contributions under review for alleged duplicates
Dean Martin’s troubles with his $5 Clean Elections contributions may not be over yet. Less than a week after Martin submitted his qualifying contributions, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is facing allegations that he collected multiple $5 contributions from at least 128 people, a violation of Clean Elections law that could jeopardize the $707,000 public funding his campaign is slated to receive.
Horne, Thomas go on the attack in debate
Andrew Thomas accused Tom Horne of being a con artist in his opening statement, and the debate never got more civil than that. The first televised debate between the two Republican candidates for attorney general was replete with the now-familiar accusations and denunciations that have characterized their campaigns thus far.
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