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.
Group urges judge to block attempts to stop ‘dark money’ law
The group that convinced voters last year to outlaw "dark money'' is asking a judge to block a bid by two special interest groups to keep the law from taking effect. In new legal filings, attorney Chanele Reyes told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy there is nothing unconstitutional about ensuring that voters know who is trying to influence elections.
After overwhelming voter OK, political ‘dark money’ law hailed as model
It could be months before the impact of Proposition 211 is seen in Arizona, but experts are already hailing the new law aimed at exposing “dark money” in politics as a model for the rest of the nation.
Fire districts face uncertain funding future after ballot measure’s failure
Voters said “no” to a plan that would have added one-tenth of a penny to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire districts, but firefighters warn that the need – and the threat to public safety – have not gone away.
Proposal to end dark money ‘overwhelming popular’
Recent polls show a strong level of support among Arizona voters across the political spectrum to end “dark money” campaigns.
Here’s what you should know about ESAs
Arizona is again grappling with the issue of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts and whether voters should decide for themselves if taxpayer money can fund private and home schools for all K-12 students.
Court rules ‘dark money,’ medical debt initiatives will go before voters
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that two contested initiatives concerning “dark money” and medical debt will go before voters in November even though some petition circulators violated state law – but voters won’t get to weigh in on a third initiative that sought to make a multitude of changes to Arizona election laws.
Legal battle over anti-dark money initiative heads to Arizona Supreme Court
The legal battle over the fate of a ballot initiative that aims to increase campaign finance transparency has taken some extraordinary turns in recent days,
Lawsuit challenges law requiring cancellation of suspected non-citizens
A new lawsuit is challenging a law set to take effect next month, which would require county recorders to cancel the voter registration of anyone they have a "reason to believe'' is not a U.S. citizen.
Arizona Supreme Court explains decision to kill vote
Arizonans have no constitutional right to block lawmakers from cutting - or even eliminating - taxes, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Ruling puts Arizona voting access initiative on life support
An Arizona voter initiative that would expand voting access and roll back tightened election laws passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey was teetering on the edge of failure Friday after a judge disqualified tens of thousands of signatures backers turned in to qualify it for the November ballot.
Court battles rage over 3 voter initiatives
Proponents of three voter initiatives who each turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures last month to qualify them for the November ballot are trying to beat back legal challenges that could prevent them from going before voters.