Arizona’s system of public campaign financing has been dealt a major, although expected, blow by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled today that the matching funds provision of the Clean Elections Act is unconstitutional.Read More »
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Ghosts of Clean Elections: Remaining law could be obstacle to increasing campaign contribution limits
If voters choose to permanently scrap public financing for campaigns in November 2012, proponents of higher campaign contribution limits may find themselves trying to answer a tricky question: How do you further the intent of a law that no longer exists?
They’re hoping they don’t have to find out.
The Fiesta Bowl shouldn’t expect to be receiving a check from U.S. Senator Jon Kyl any time soon, as he has rejected a request from the beleaguered bowl to return political contributions made by its employees.Read More »
In a major victory for opponents of the state’s Clean Elections system, the Senate approved a ballot referral Monday that aims to gut public financing for candidates of public office.Read More »
The State Bar of Arizona says it's investigating former state Attorney General Grant Woods and the Fiesta Bowl's ex-lawyer and chief lobbyist for their work at the bowl.Read More »
The publisher of Arizona's largest newspaper has resigned from the Fiesta Bowl board.Read More »
The mayor of Scottsdale has repaid the Fiesta Bowl for the cost of a fundraiser it held for him in 2009.Read More »
A watchdog group is asking the Federal Election Commission to launch an investigation into the Fiesta Bowl for reimbursing its employees for campaign donations.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she will convene a panel that will help the Fiesta Bowl repair the damage done by a report alleging illegal and unethical conduct by Arizona’s marquee college football bowl game.Read More »
Opponents of Arizona’s Clean Elections system are optimistic about the latest measure to effectively kill public campaign financing in Arizona. The House, where similar measures have died in the past, has a Republican supermajority of legislators elected on promises of fiscal responsibility. Now is the perfect time, they say, to pass a measure they call the “No Taxpayer Subsidies for Political Campaigns Act.” But there is a catch: Nine of the chamber’s 15 new Republicans were elected using publicly paid-for campaigns, and not all of them are enlisting in the stop-Clean-Elections crusade.Read More »