No ‘free speech’ moral high ground for groups’ opposition to Prop 211
I am an avid supporter of Proposition 211, the “Anti-Dark Money” disclosure Initiative approved by almost three-quarters of voters in last year’s election. I believe that Prop. 211—now titled the Right to Know Act -- will promote more honest and open political communication (speech) in the public arena.
Group asks judge to toss conservative advocacy organization’s attempt to kill ‘dark money’ law
The group that convinced voters last year to expose "dark money'' contributions to political campaigns wants a federal judge to toss a bid by a conservative advocacy group to kill the new law.
We’re suing to restore our right to free speech
Add it all up, and Prop. 211 will stifle Arizonans from advocating for causes they care about.
Democrats, Ducey PAC, begin election spending
Democratic PACs are beginning to spend on the general election, spreading money far and wide in an effort to support the party’s attempted takeover of the Legislature.
Players in movement to remake Arizona’s criminal justice system
Since conservatives got on board with revamping Arizona’s sentencing laws, bills to do that no longer lay unheard, not considered. And as the movement has taken hold over the past few years, a host of groups and people have made their presence known at the Legislature. Following are some of them.
Jeremiah Cota: Bored student teaches school choice
Jeremiah Cota didn’t have many education options available to him in high school.
Brnovich, Contreras debate on cases AG has taken
Attorney General Mark Brnovich found himself defending the decisions he made to challenge various federal laws, challenges that his Democrat foe said Wednesday worked against the interests of average Arizonans.
Conservatives oppose proposed ban on taxing services
To hear the supporters of Proposition 126 tell it, Arizona lawmakers are chomping at the bit to tax medical services, child care and even veterinary bills. Never mind that lawmakers already can do that now - and have not.
Both sides of voucher war prepare for battles after vote
Opponents of Proposition 305 may soon cry victory over its defeat, but the fight over school choice and Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts will not end in November.
Suit filed to stop dark money ballot
Officials of two organizations known for anonymous spending on political campaigns filed suit late Thursday to keep Arizonans from voting on a measure that would make the practice illegal.
Stringer continues criminal justice reform effort amid controversy
At a meeting with a group of African Americans last month, Rep. David Stringer didn’t exactly apologize for his remarks that immigration is “an existential threat” to the United States.
Grassroots school group to tackle ‘dark money’ measure
The group responsible for forcing a public vote on the future of vouchers will now help a bit to block "dark money'' in future political campaigns.