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Bill would use Clean Elections money for officials’ expenses


Two years ago, the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it is wrong for politicians to use public money for campaigns. Now, some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.

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Senate panel OKs bill requiring initiative revotes


A series of voter-approved initiatives passed since 1998 could be sent back to voters for re-authorization under a proposal making its way through the Arizona Legislature that the Republican bill sponsor says will ensure taxpayers have a say in whether spending they authorized is doing what they intended.

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