The Citizens Clean Elections Commission will wait a month before voting on a rule that would force disclosure from “dark money” groups that spend money to influence Arizona elections. But the commission appears likely to approve the proposal over the objections of Secretary of State’s Office and the business community.Read More »
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With each election cycle since the end of matching funds, Clean Elections has become an exceedingly less potent force, a trend that led to near-record lows in both participation and success in Arizona’s public campaign funding system.Read More »
Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections
While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.
Despite a flood of letters from cities and towns opposing the bill, Gov. Jan Brewer today signed legislation requiring municipalities to consolidate their elections with the state.Read More »
The Senate today gave preliminary approval to a ballot measure that aims to dismantle the public financing of candidates in elections. Before voters can decide the fate of the public campaign financing system, the measure still needs the full vote of the Senate and must be approved by the House of Representatives.Read More »
Editor of theYellow Sheet Report Jim Small discusses the recent flurry of ballot challenges and what they mean for upcoming races.Read More »