Tag Archives: Clean elections

Dark money group says appeal should go forward (access required)

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A dark money group urged the Arizona Court of Appeals to allow it to challenge the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s authority to levy a $96,000 fine against it after a judge ruled that it missed the deadline for filing an appeal, a case that could settle the long-running dispute over the extent of the commission’s jurisdiction.

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Clean Elections initiative calls it quits (access required)


A campaign for a proposed citizen initiative that would have dramatically expanded Arizona’s Clean Elections system for publicly funding political campaigns called it quits, saying it couldn’t collect enough signatures before the upcoming July 7 deadline because of “dirty tricks” by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

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Initiative, referendum could raise complex legal questions (access required)


The unique circumstances of a proposed citizen initiative to strengthen the Clean Elections system and the ways it may conflict with a campaign finance law overhaul passed by the Legislature this year could force the courts to unravel a series of complicated issues that would be the legal equivalent of figuring out a Rubik’s cube.

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