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Critic of Clean Elections benefitted from program (access required)

In his Arizona Capitol Times commentary (“Why Clean Elections needs to end now,” June 5), Rep. Rick Murphy calls for the end of Clean Elections in Arizona. Rep. Murphy calls Clean Elections “un-American” and notes that he has been opposed to Clean Elections since it was first proposed. His major complaint is that his participating opponents receive matching funds when he outspends them.

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Pullen does disservice to GOP with stance on tax hike (access required)

Will the Republican Party remain the low-tax, limited-government party of Ronald Reagan? Or will it abandon its limited-government principles and become the "tax collector for the welfare state," following the Democratic Party around to raise taxes to pay for ever-increasing tax-and-spend government.

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Why Clean Elections needs to end now (access required)

I have been opposed to the idea of taxpayer-funded campaigns ever since Arizona’s so-called “Clean Elections” plan was first proposed. It is simply un-American that the government decides who gets money for political speech and that the funds come from hardworking taxpayers who may or may not support the views expressed.

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Why Clean Elections needs to end now (access required)

I have been opposed to the idea of taxpayer-funded campaigns ever since Arizona’s so-called “Clean Elections” plan was first proposed. It is simply un-American that the government decides who gets money for political speech and that the funds come from ...

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Pullen does disservice to GOP with stance on tax hike (access required)

Will the Republican Party remain the low-tax, limited-government party of Ronald Reagan?  Or will it abandon its limited-government principles and become the "tax collector for the welfare state," following the Democratic Party around to raise taxes to pay for ever-increasing ...

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Balanced budget can protect jobs, education and human services (access required)

Arizona faces huge challenges with the state’s economy and the state budget deficit. That is why Children Action Alliance, the Arizona Education Association, the Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition and Service Employees International Union have joined together with other organizations from across the state to form the Arizona Budget Coalition (ABC).

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Gun lobby takes on property rights (access required)

Traditionally, gun-rights advocates have extolled liberty. But lately in Arizona, the gun lobby has taken a strange and puzzling U-turn.Two bills in the Legislature would compel owners of commercial establishments to allow people to bring firearms onto their property. H2474 ...

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