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Jul 23, 2013

High court won’t weigh in on new campaign limits

The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.

In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s rea[...]

Apr 19, 2013

Opponents say higher contribution limits violate Clean Elections, Voter Protection Act

A provision in the 1998 ballot measure that created Arizona’s Clean Elections system may hold the key to whether the state’s new campaign contribution limits will go into effect for 2014.

Arizona campaign contribution limits
Apr 19, 2013

New contribution limits could be game-changer for campaigns

Campaign cash may come pouring into some of Arizona’s top races next year thanks to a new law allowing candidates to raise far more money.

Critics say the bill will flood campaigns with more money and influence-buying, and that it may be the final nail in the coffin of Arizona’s voter-approved Clean Elections system.

Mar 12, 2013

Senators advance bill to raise campaign contribution limits

The debate over whether to raise Arizona’s traditional campaign contribution limits may ultimately end up in court, but enough state senators ere convinced Tuesday that adjusting contribution limits for individuals and political action committees does not require a three-quarter vote.

A sign outside Maricopa County Recorder’s Office tabulation center. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Natasha Khan)
Feb 7, 2013

Report: Arizona lags most states in election administration

Most states had better overall election administration procedures than Arizona in 2008 and 2010, according to a study released this week by the Pew Charitable Trusts.