The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday whether Arizona's Clean Elections system can legally provide matching funds to candidates.
The House Judiciary Committee today passed legislation that would allow voters to effectively end a public campaign finance system they approved more than a decade ago.
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters to bar use of public money for candidates' campaigns.
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide whether to eliminate public funding for political campaigns, a change that would do away with the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
The nation’s attention often focused on Arizona court cases in 2010, with several of the state’s high-profile lawsuits landing on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.
Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the L[...]
The matching funds lawsuit McComish v. Bennett will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which in June rode roughshod over the Ninth Circuit's determination that the funds pass constitutional muster.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Nov. 29 it will consider dismantling an Arizona rule that gives extra money to publicly funded candidates who face privately funded rivals.
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has had a polarizing effect on Arizona politics since becoming law in 1998. Supporters claim it eliminates the influence of special-interest money in elections, while opponents say the system is unfair and dampens free speech.
Arizona will have a prominent presence in the U.S. Supreme Court term that began Oct. 1 with cases that will settle the issues of matching funds for Clean Elections candidates, tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships, and penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
Arizona's public campaign finance commission on Thursday considers a housekeeping matter stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block so-called matching funds.
When state Treasurer Dean Martin entered the race in January, he had long looked like Gov. Jan Brewer’s most dangerous adversary in the Republican primary. Brewer was floundering in her budget battle with the Legislature and reeling from conservative opposition to her proposed sales tax hike.