Yellow Sheet Report associate editor Christian Palmer talks about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on matching funds and what it will mean for politics in Arizona.Read More »
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The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday whether Arizona's Clean Elections system can legally provide matching funds to candidates.Read More »
The House Judiciary Committee today passed legislation that would allow voters to effectively end a public campaign finance system they approved more than a decade ago.Read More »
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters to bar use of public money for candidates' campaigns.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide whether to eliminate public funding for political campaigns, a change that would do away with the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.Read More »
The nation’s attention often focused on Arizona court cases in 2010, with several of the state’s high-profile lawsuits landing on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.
Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the Legislature to change the contribution limits, which could slam the door on a proposal that’s certain to face stiff opposition.
The matching funds lawsuit McComish v. Bennett will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which in June rode roughshod over the Ninth Circuit's determination that the funds pass constitutional muster.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court said Nov. 29 it will consider dismantling an Arizona rule that gives extra money to publicly funded candidates who face privately funded rivals.Read More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has had a polarizing effect on Arizona politics since becoming law in 1998. Supporters claim it eliminates the influence of special-interest money in elections, while opponents say the system is unfair and dampens free speech.Read More »