Arizona Advocacy Network

Aug 13, 2021

Judge to rule on attempt to end mask mandates in schools

A teacher and a school district want a judge to decide whether a new law that bans school districts from requiring face masks takes effect now or later.

Mar 10, 2021

House panel OKs purge of early voter list

A bill to remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List if they miss four elections in a row is headed to the full House.

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Sep 29, 2020

Court reinstates ‘dark money’ contributions

The state Court of Appeals has reinstated a 2017 law that opens the door to "dark money'' contributions to political races.

Mar 6, 2020

Chaos predicted for 3 proposals that weaken voters’ power

Three legislative proposals that are each designed to independently scale back the lawmaking powers of voters could, in tandem, upend Arizona’s ballot initiative and referral system.

Dec 4, 2019

APS CEO, staff to appear before Corporation Commission

It took the former CEO of APS roughly 10 years to answer questions at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s taken less than one month for his successor to do the same.

Nov 22, 2019

Campaign finance websites still broken as election 2020 nears

The 2020 election is a year away and the state’s campaign finance websites are broken.

Nov 4, 2019

The Breakdown: Keeping it clean

A new ballot measure aims to make voting easier and take big money out of politics, but its backers, who have been against dark money in the past, won’t commit to turning down dark money for their own campaign.

Oct 30, 2019

Groups roll out proposed remake of campaign finance

A sweeping ballot measure filed Wednesday by a coalition of liberal advocacy groups aims to make voting easier and reduce the impact of money in campaigns.

Sep 2, 2019

Election officials, advocates push to use college IDs for voting

As Katie Hobbs prepared to take over as Arizona’s newly elected secretary of state, one question was repeatedly asked: Can a student ID be used to vote?

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announces a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents on Sept. 8. The suit alleges ABOR is not adhering to a constitutional requirement that tuition for residents attending state universities be “nearly as free as possible.” (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 1, 2019

AG to appeal ruling on 2017 campaign finance overhaul

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will appeal a ruling that parts of a campaign finance overhaul violated the Voter Protection Act by altering the state’s clean elections process.

Jan 16, 2019

Lawmaker introduces new proposal to revamp Independent Redistricting Commission

A Republican lawmaker is reviving an effort to change the makeup of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission, the body responsible for redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional district maps once a decade.

(Photo by Gary Grado/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 10, 2018

State argues case on ballot-measure rule not ‘ripe’

Attorneys for the state and Republican legislative leaders are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rebuff efforts by various organizations to void a statute that could make it harder for voters to propose their own laws.