Horne vs. Montgomery — the fight over the fight
Before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office can try to win its campaign finance fight against Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn, it’ll have to win the fight over whether it can prosecute the attorney general and his ally in the first place.
Ballot access getting easier for candidates, harder for initiatives
Candidates for office in Arizona have never had an easier time getting on the ballot, but lawmakers are looking to raise the bar for citizen initiatives, referendums and recalls.
Despite changes to election reform bills, Democrats, Hispanics still opposed
Latino voters and Democratic lawmakers remain opposed to two controversial bills to reform Arizona’s early voting system despite efforts to add bipartisan amendments to each measure.
Arizona ranks low in election performance
Arizona’s rate of rejected ballots and high numbers of provisional and early voting and absentee ballots submitted has landed the state in the bottom third of all U.S. states for election performance in previous elections.
Brewer increases Arizona campaign finance limits
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Thursday a Republican-backed measure that wildly increases campaign finance limits and undermines the state’s public campaign funding program enacted by voters to limit money in politics.
Federal Election Commission fines Franks’ campaign committee $14,000
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has fined Rep. Trent Franks’ campaign committee $14,000 for failing to report spending of more than $300,000, mostly on mailings, from 2009 to 2011.
Campbell recall shows huge campaign finance loophole
If the recall effort against Rep. Chad Campbell is unsuccessful, organizers may end up doing a lot more good than harm to the House minority leader and prospective gubernatorial candidate, thanks to a unique loophole in Arizona’s campaign finance laws.
Recall petition filed against Kavanagh
Republican state Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills is the third public official in the state facing a possible recall campaign, as opponents filed a recall petition against him today citing “attacks on students, LGBTQ individuals and attempts to thwart legitimate recall efforts.”
Maricopa County supervisors expected to pick new member today
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is ready to select a new member.
Some current and former mayors and ex-state lawmakers are in the running for a vacant seat.
Group plans to file suit over Arpaio recall effort
A group supporting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to file a lawsuit aimed at halting an effort to prompt a recall election against the lawman.
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