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Ballot measure would ban ‘taxpayer money’ for political campaigns (access required)

The system that allows Arizona residents to use government money to campaign for political office is teetering after a federal judge ruled earlier this year that a major component of the scheme is unconstitutional. Many powerful special interest groups, nonetheless, are hoping to deliver the knockout blow at the ballot box this fall, rather than wait for it to collapse on its own.

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Campaign finance now in uncharted territory (access required)

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and labor unions can spend freely on political campaigns, Arizona has a simple choice - create new regulations to monitor that type of spending, or run the risk of an entire election cycle being dominated by millions of dollars worth of anonymous advertising.

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Senate approves measure to repeal term limits

Senators crossed party lines on March 1 to pass a measure that repeals term limits for legislators. Now moving to the House for approval, SCR1007 would nullify the constitutional provision that restricts legislators from serving more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same office.

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