election cycles

Apr 22, 2016

Campaign finance bill effectively doubles limits for some politicians

A massive overhaul of Arizona’s campaign finance laws contains a largely overlooked bonus for statewide officials and some others who will be allowed to raise twice as much money from individual contributors than they are now.

Sep 27, 2013

Latino Voting Power

Still not enough to turn Arizona blue

It has practically become party doctrine among Arizona Democrats that the growing Latino population will turn the state purple, if not blue. To many, it’s simply a matter of when, not if.

Sep 25, 2013

Donor fatigue

Higher contribution limits don’t translate into avalanche of cash

Legislators who approved a controversial election law this year and are hoping to get a serious bump in their fundraising efforts should not expect to see an avalanche of hefty checks coming their way.

Sep 9, 2013

Marijuana reform group: Arizona legalization initiative planned for 2016

By 2017, Arizonans will be free to possess, use and even grow marijuana, regardless of any medical condition, if the group that helped pass the state’s 2010 medical marijuana initiative in 2010 is successful again.

Aug 19, 2013

Familiarity breeds receipts: Arizonans more often give to pols than PACs

When Arizonans open their wallets to make a political donation, it’s more likely to go to someone they know than to a party or PAC, an analysis of federal campaign data shows.

In this Oct. 26, 2012, photo, members of the Native American Voters Alliance mark their ballots at an early voting center in Albuquerque, N.M. NAVA, the National Congress of American Indians and other groups have been working to turn around low voter participation that has persisted in Indian Country for decades. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Jun 13, 2013

Arizona Senate passes election overhaul bill

The Arizona Senate revived an election omnibus bill Thursday that could limit early voting participation after Republican leaders pressured their caucus to pass the measure in the final hours of the 2013 legislative session.

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.

Apr 8, 2013

Rejected ballots reflect continuing problems in Arizona’s elections

Tens of thousands of ballots cast in Arizona’s 2012 election were rejected by elections officials, indicating continued communication and voter education problems in the state, according to an analysis by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.