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Arizona Supreme Court agrees to hear contribution limits case (access required)

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The Arizona Supreme Court today agreed to hear arguments in the case over Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits.

The court agreed to accept the case and scheduled oral arguments for Dec. 17. Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin want the Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeals’ injunction against HB2593, which dramatically raised contribution limits for state-level races.

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Lawsuit? We’re not worried

Supporters of H2593 (campaign finance; contribution limit) are confident they will prevail in any potential lawsuit alleging that the increase in campaign contribution limits runs afoul of Prop 105 and the Clean Elections Act. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a leading advocate of the bill, said he doesn’t buy the argument that ARS 16-941, the provision in the Clean Elections Act that cuts contributions by 20 percent, precludes the Legislature from raising the limits.

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