Groups sue to invalidate Prop 211
The Center for Arizona Policy, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and two “Doe” donor plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission seeking to strike Proposition 211 from the books.
Arizona conservative groups oppose ‘dark money’ measure
In 2014, the state's largest electric company put $10.7 million into successful efforts to elect Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little to the panel that has life-or-death control of how much the company can charge its customers.
Arizona Supreme Court allows ballot measures to stand
Arizonans will be able to vote in November on two controversial ballot measures even though petition circulators did not comply with the law, the state Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday.
Arizona Supreme Court explains decision to kill vote
Arizonans have no constitutional right to block lawmakers from cutting - or even eliminating - taxes, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Group seeks court order to end referendum campaign
An organization that pushes for lower taxes and less government regulation is trying to deny Arizonans the option to decide whether they want to approve or veto the $1.9 billion in tax cuts enacted last month by the Republican-controlled legislature.
Prop 306 foe warns of ‘Trojan horse’ to undermine Clean Elections
A measure Republican lawmakers put on the November ballot could determine how much Arizonans actually know about who is trying to influence political campaigns.
Suit filed to stop dark money ballot
Officials of two organizations known for anonymous spending on political campaigns filed suit late Thursday to keep Arizonans from voting on a measure that would make the practice illegal.
Tax increase proposal will derail state’s economic recovery
Looking to exploit the momentum created by the recent school strike, a small coalition of liberal organizations and labor unions have launched a ballot initiative that would permanently damage Arizona’s economy.
Claims against Arizona Clean Elections Commission are misleading
Let’s cut to the chase. If Free Enterprise Club President Scot Mussi wanted voters to get “another shot” at evaluating Clean Elections, the club would support sending them a straightforward repeal. Instead Mussi backed HCR2004, which, as amended, was a misleading and legally flawed bill that would have left Clean Elections a dead letter and […]
The perils of political speech and advocacy
A troubling and dangerous narrative has developed with regard to organizations like the Arizona Free Enterprise Club that engage in the full contact sport of politics and political advocacy. That narrative is that we should either shut up or be singled out.
Corp Comm obtaining system to automatically copy and save text messages
The Arizona Corporation Commission is obtaining software designed to help ensure the public has a chance from now on of getting access to text messages of state utility regulators.
DPS declines to examine Stump’s ACC cell phone, request now with Phoenix police
State police will not examine the cell phone of Bob Stump to determine if it contains deleted text messages that can be retrieved.