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Mar 28, 2011

US Supreme Court hears campaign funding arguments

The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday whether Arizona's Clean Elections system can legally provide matching funds to candidates.

Mar 17, 2011

House panel approves ending Clean Elections

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.

Feb 28, 2011

Arizona Senate to vote on public campaign funding

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.

Feb 25, 2011

Lawmaker wants referendum on future of public financing for 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.

Jan 3, 2011

Top 10 legal stories of 2010: matching funds, employer sanctions, tuition tax credits

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.

Dec 20, 2010

Vogt looking to raise campaign cash limits, but Clean Elections may be an obstacle

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[...]

Nov 29, 2010

No one betting SCOTUS upholds matching funds

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.

Nov 29, 2010

Supreme Court to review AZ campaign finance law

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.

Nov 1, 2010

Clean Elections: A fair shake?

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.

Oct 2, 2010

Three AZ cases before Supreme Court this term

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.

Aug 19, 2010

Arizona panel may suspend reporting requirement

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.

Jul 16, 2010

An early contender, Martin fades amid Brewer’s momentum

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.