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 »
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The referendum effort against the state’s controversial new election law is now facing a two-pronged opposition, as a second political action committee filed paperwork this week to fight the referendum.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.
The state’s highest election official concluded that Gov. Jan Brewer can’t seek another term, an idea she has floated a few times.Read More »
Republicans who are upset with the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are consoling themselves with the thought that they can undo the maps with a lawsuit, but that threat may ring hollow in the end.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.
Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.
Some payday lenders in Arizona have already shut their doors and more are expected to follow when a law authorizing their high-interest loans expires at the end of the month.Read More »
After losing a two-year, multimillion-dollar battle with voters and lawmakers, Arizona’s payday lenders are fighting for their lives.Read More »
"Ron Gould has the right ideas. He thinks right. He has the right mindset, but he won't negotiate." - Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce, in defense of Senate President Bob Burns' decision to abolish Senator Gould's Retirement and Rural Development Committee.Read More »
It didn't take long for "Hillary: The Movie" to turn into Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission, and now Arizona's Capitol insiders are waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court will deal with a longstanding roadblock designed to limit the political activity of corporations and unions.Read More »