I commend the governor and the Legislature for enduring the stress of a lengthy session and passing some much-needed legislation that will have a positive effect on our state for a very long time.Read More »
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Campaign cash may come pouring into some of Arizona’s top races next year thanks to a new law allowing candidates to raise far more money.
Critics say the bill will flood campaigns with more money and influence-buying, and that it may be the final nail in the coffin of Arizona’s voter-approved Clean Elections system.
Hell week might be getting a lot more hellish. And perhaps the biggest losers in Arizona’s new campaign finance limits, signed into law yesterday, are lobbyists. “I burned a candle in sadness at the limits that protected my bank account that are now gone. We’re going to have to create a new term. Hell week is going to have to have a new amped-up label,” joked lobbyist Stan Barnes, a prolific contributor to candidate campaigns.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Thursday a Republican-backed measure that wildly increases campaign finance limits and undermines the state's public campaign funding program enacted by voters to limit money in politics.Read More »
A bill that would raise the caps on Arizona’s campaign contributions is ready for the governor’s signature after the state Senate approved the measure in a 17-13 vote Tuesday afternoon.Read More »
If the recall effort against Rep. Chad Campbell is unsuccessful, organizers may end up doing a lot more good than harm to the House minority leader and prospective gubernatorial candidate, thanks to a unique loophole in Arizona’s campaign finance laws.Read More »
Supporters of former Senate President Russell Pearce weren’t able to stop his foes from putting him on a recall ballot in 2011.
But stopping the next recall effort may be a lot easier.