Arizona election law is outdated and needs reform. A few issues in the current system receive perennial attention in the media. For example, liberal groups commonly cite anonymous funding of political speech as a major defect in our system, while conservative activists frequently question the constitutionality of the state’s extraordinarily low contribution limits. Many other gaps in Arizona election law are just as real, but not as well-known.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
The recall targeting Senate President Russell Pearce has riveted the state and attracted nationwide interest — and it’s also quickly turning out to be an expensive race.
But it is not breaking any records — at least not yet.
Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation have been calling state senators urging a special session to remove at least one member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
James Huntwork, a Republican who served on the original Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, said his successors are not properly drawing legislative and congressional maps based on constitutional criteria.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge today struck from the 2012 ballot a measure that would have ended Arizona’s system of publicly financed political campaigns.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer demanded answers from the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission about a handful of alleged improprieties, the first step in the process for forcibly removing one or more of the commissioners.Read More »
Despite his national profile as an immigration hawk, former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo raised a pretty dismal amount to defend Senate President Russell Pearce in his recall election.Read More »
A judge has ruled that a referendum to abolish Arizona's public campaign finance system can't go on the state's 2012 ballot.Read More »
In his latest TV ad, Senate President Russell Pearce is trying to paint fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, his challenger in a recall election, as soft on illegal immigration.Read More »