Though the word “gay” appears nowhere in the innocuous-looking two-page bill that has placed Arizona in the national spotlight, opponents call SB1062, which is awaiting Gov. Jan Brewer’s action, an outright attack on gay rights of a monumental level.Read More »
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A long-awaited bill by Sen. Michele Reagan aims to force independent expenditure campaigns to disclose the source of the anonymous “dark money” that has played an increasingly large role in Arizona’s elections.Read More »
Faced with the threat of voters turning out in droves to rebuke them, Republican lawmakers who drafted and approved the election reform law HB2305 are preparing to repeal the controversial measure before the voters have a chance to repeal it themselves in the November election.Read More »
Rather than fight the subpoena head on, attorney Kory Langhofer is trying another tack. Langhofer, who was tapped to defend former and current legislators from ACLU’s demand for their private communications, has opened up a line to the ACLU to negotiate the breadth of the subpoena, a legislative source told our reporter this morning.Read More »
Republican leaders in both chambers of the Arizona Legislature are pushing legislation to pay for the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose memos and letters have been subpoenaed by opponents of SB 1070.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on the injunction against higher new contribution limits approved by the Legislature. It ruling on the matter may well be the final word on how much money candidates can accept during the 2014 elections.Read More »
A group that ran television ads attacking Attorney General Tom Horne apologized for falsely stating that he is still under investigation by the FBI. The apology was part of a settlement over a defamation lawsuit that Horne filed.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is suing a conservative political group over wording in a television ad claiming that he is still under an investigation by the FBI.Read More »
It’s common to see failed presidential candidates continue their fundraising pleas so they can pay down their campaign debt.
Unfortunately for signature gatherers, attorneys and vendors, ballot measure campaigns don’t generally do the same thing.
For all of the controversy during the last election over the influence of so-called dark money in politics, the Arizona State Legislature is unlikely to produce any laws on the subject this session.Read More »