Money is the lifeblood of political speech, and in this election cycle, outside groups and dark money entities are doing most of the talking.Read More »
The Arizona Capitol Times asked some of the best, and cheapest, political consultants in the business about how to win a campaign for public office on a shoestring budget.Read More »
It’s getting harder and harder to turn on the television without seeing an ad for the 2014 governor’s race. As of June 20, three candidates in the crowded Republican primary are on the air simultaneously for the first time.Read More »
He has been chased from two shopping centers already, and if Steve Martin is kicked out of this one, he won’t earn any money today. It didn’t used to be so difficult for professional petition circulators like Martin, but changes to state law and business policies have made life harder for them.Read More »
A bill aimed at revealing the source of anonymous campaign spending known as “dark money” appeared terminally stalled in the Senate, but its sponsor is still hoping to remove the obstacles that stand in its way.Read More »
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
As it reaches a climax, the months-long campaign to reduce a key incentive for residential solar has given Arizonans a glimpse into a nearly obscure but powerful body of regulators that oversees some of Arizona’s biggest industries.Read More »
An organization that got involved in several 2012 campaigns and recently sued the Maricopa County Special Health Care District now has its sights set on Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
All eyes on Arizona as formal energy hearings begin
At the heart of Arizona’s battle over solar net metering systems is whether utilities can balance solar energy with the cost of maintaining the grid that delivers electricity to all users.