Contribution limit overhaul heads to Senate
A House bill that seeks to raise limits on campaign contributions could discourage candidates from using Arizona’s Clean Elections system, election officials warned.
Democrats, Republicans find good news in Corporation Commission races
Races for the Arizona Corporation Commission typically get less attention than the body’s utility-regulating powers perhaps warrant, but many in the elections business say the details of the outcomes can be highly valuable.
Legislature gets aggressive on election reform in wake of 2012 voting delays
Lawmakers have been rushing to pass election reform measures this year, hoping to enact laws that would thwart the type of problems that marred the 2012 election.
Lawmakers crafting responses to election concerns
The large number of provisional ballots cast in November has two lawmakers so far proposing ways to address the issue.
Rep. Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, the House minority leader, said he is drafting legislation to form a committee to study election problems and recommend legislation.
Immigration activist joins US Rep. Sinema’s staff
An immigration activist who’s one of the leaders of the Dream Act movement is joining the staff of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as a district outreach director.
Arizona court says ballot measure complied with rule
The state Supreme Court says parts of a proposal to transform Arizona’s primary election system fit together as one proposal and didn’t have to be kept off the November ballot.
Legislative candidates find success switching from ‘clean’ to traditional
The end of matching funds precipitated record low participation in Arizona’s Clean Elections system this year, and the candidates who switched away from publicly funded campaigns fared well.
Support for Sheriff Arpaio declines even in some GOP strongholds
While Joe Arpaio’s political dominance carried him to a sixth term as Maricopa County sheriff, his 2012 re-election reveals a geographically divided electorate and dwindling support among Republican-leaning suburbanites.
Small gifts make big – and murky – difference in campaign finance transparency
Arizona was fairly giving this election season, kicking in at least $16 million to presidential candidates, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Bennett to testify before Congress on voting rights
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has accepted an invitation to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in Washington D.C.
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