The Arizona Supreme Court grilled attorneys in the case over HB2593 in attempt to determine whether voters intended to set firm contribution limits in 1998 or simply reduce the amount of money candidates could accept, regardless of how the limits might change in the future.Read More »
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.
The Arizona Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits, reversing a trial judge’s ruling and putting a halt to a month of fundraising under the higher limits.Read More »
Opponents of a bill that dramatically raises the state’s campaign contribution limits are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to strike it down before it goes into effect in two months, arguing that the measure violates the Voter Protection Act.Read More »
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.Read More »
A House bill that seeks to raise limits on campaign contributions could discourage candidates from using Arizona’s Clean Elections system, election officials warned.Read More »
Lawmakers have been rushing to pass election reform measures this year, hoping to enact laws that would thwart the type of problems that marred the 2012 election.Read More »