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Jun 21, 2023

Court rules Arizona ban on per-signature pay for ballot initiatives constitutional

In a blow to groups trying to get voter-driven initiatives on the ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a law criminalizing per-signature payment is constitutional.

Aug 2, 2022

Brnovich fighting to bring criminal charges against firm tied to Invest in Ed

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to bring criminal charges against the firm that circulated petitions for the voter-approved 2020 Invest in Ed ballot measure.

May 24, 2022

Court sides with petition gathering firm

Attorney General Mark Brnovich can't bring criminal charges against the firm that circulated petitions for the successful 2020 Invest in Ed ballot measure. 

Nov 16, 2020

Petition Partners charged with crimes in connection with bonus program

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is charging a firm that circulated petitions for the successful Invest in Ed ballot measure with violating state laws in how it paid some of its circulators.

Sep 18, 2019

Proposed ballot measure seeks stricter conflict-of-interest laws for legislators

A new initiative proposal seeks to block state lawmakers from proposing and voting on measures that could benefit themselves and family members.

Sep 9, 2019

U.S. Senate candidate sends racially-charged texts to business owner

A far-right candidate for the U.S. Senate allegedly threatened to deport family members of the owner of a signature gathering firm who refused to work for his campaign.

Nov 17, 2018

High voter turnout makes direct democracy more difficult

That record number of Arizonans who turned out to vote this year has a dark side for direct democracy: It's going to be harder for voters to propose their own laws or get rid of ones they don't like.

Aug 24, 2017

Goose and gander: Firm charges lawmakers hourly rate to gather signatures

A handful of incumbent Arizona legislators aren’t happy that the most prolific signature gathering firm in the state is treating them the way they treat citizens who propose or challenge laws via the ballot.

Jun 5, 2017

Many hurdles make ‘citizen veto’ hard to come by

Activists are attempting to repeal a trio of laws approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor this year. But pulling off a referendum, known colloquially as a “citizens’ veto,” isn’t easy.

Doug Little (left) and Tom Forese prepare for their Arizona Citizens Clean Elections debate. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 7, 2014

GOP Corp Comm candidates’ campaign finance problems linger

The formal response to accusations that Republican Corporation Commission candidates Rep. Tom Forese and Doug Little violated the rules of Arizona's public financing system attempted to explain how they paid for campaign signs and nominating signatures. But it raised more questions about their overall campaign spending and compliance with the law.

Jul 26, 2013

Political groups try to keep HB2305 from becoming law

When lawmakers rolled several controversial elections changes into one jam-packed omnibus bill and approved it in the final moments of the legislative session, a coalition of disparate political groups coalesced around a single goal: to stop the bill from becoming law.

Jul 22, 2013

Six figure debts: Legal dispute highlights problems in collecting campaign money

It’s common to see failed presidential candidates continue their fundraising pleas so they can pay down their campaign debt.

Unfortunately for signature gatherers, attorneys and vendors, ballot measure campaigns don’t generally do the same thing.