Winn: You’ve got nothing on me
Horne aide Kathleen Winn refuted what is perhaps the most damning evidence in Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk’s order of compliance against her and Horne, telling our reporter that her phone and email records don’t demonstrate the coordination that Polk and Bill Montgomery allege.
To sue or not is truly the question
The IRC voted 3-2 yesterday on a motion by GOP Commissioner Rick Stertz to instruct its attorneys not to begin work on a possible lawsuit to force lawmakers to provide funding to the IRC unless circumstances – such as a redrawing of maps or increased activity in the pending lawsuits – compel the commission to expend its remaining resources more quickly than expected.
Court: Prop 105 applies to contribution limits
The Arizona Court of Appeals today released its opinion on the injunction it placed on Laws 2013, Chapter 98 (H2593: campaign finance; contribution limit), affirming that the state’s campaign contribution limits are covered by the Voter Protection Act and ripping to shreds much of Superior Court Judge Mark Brain’s ruling.
Statewide transportation plan in the works
A group of business and political leaders are in the early stages of an crafting a plan to address the state’s transportation infrastructure needs.
Jones convicted of drunk driving in ’06
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Christine Jones was convicted in 2006 on drunken driving charges, serving one day in county jail for the offense.
Lopez steps down as assistant leader
As reported by the Capitol Times this morning, Lopez has resigned her post as assistant minority leader after accepting a new job.
Talk about a dramatic response
J Pierce found a way to ensure Cardon can’t continue accusing him of using his dad’s Corp Comm connections to raise money in his race for secretary of state – he has decided to run clean.
Polk picks up where Montgomery left off
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk today concluded that Horne and Kathleen Winn, who ran an IE campaign that spent on his behalf in 2010, illegally coordinated the expenditures, making them in-kind contributions and not independent expenditures.
You’re own your own
Yesterday’s Court of Appeals order blocking the implementation of the new campaign finance limits law led to widespread confusion among candidates, campaign operatives and election attorneys as to how everyone is supposed to proceed.
Appellate court puts new limits on hold
Following oral arguments this afternoon, the Court of Appeals has accepted jurisdiction of the appeal of the trial court’s ruling in Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission v. Bennett and has blocked the law from being implemented until it issues a ruling. It is unclear when that ruling will come.
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