Tax filings by the conservative nonprofit organization American Encore confirm that Doug Ducey’s longtime ally Sean Noble was at the center of the multimillion-dollar dark money campaign that helped get him elected.Read More »
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Three women with collective decades of experience in public policy and law launched their own firms, filling in unique niches in the policy landscape.Read More »
Following a barrage of criticism, an opinion by Attorney General Mark Brnovich that allowed officials to use public resources on election topics has been withdrawn.Read More »
An opinion by Attorney General Mark Brnovich allows elected officials to spend taxpayer dollars to influence elections as long as they’re not explicitly advocating for voters to cast ballots a particular way.Read More »
In a company blog, the chief of Arizona’s largest utility company lashed out at the political advocacy arm of residential solar companies and highlighted the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates the group is supporting.Read More »
Authorities search for new ideas in the face of an ongoing crisis
Some lawmakers say Child Protective Services needs more money. Others say it should become its own agency, separate from the Department of Economic Security. Another cautions against “reactionary legislation” that won’t really solve anything.
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
A federal judge has dismissed a student advocacy group's lawsuit against the state university system.Read More »
Despite increasing online access to government spending information in recent years, Arizona is letting other states move ahead of it in transparency, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.Read More »
One bill signed into law this session is a textbook example of persistence, compromise, and how legislation sometimes ends up not too far from what it intended in the first place.Read More »