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Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it's wrong for politicians to get public money. Now some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.
Some Republican lawmakers want to ask voters to repeal the Citizens Clean Elections system, but in a way that supporters contend is misleading.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected arguments from the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission and allowed new, higher campaign contribution limits passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to go into effect.
The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that political candidates can accept much larger sums of money from donors.
PHOENIX — The state's limits on how much candidates can collect from donors will remain in place, at least for the time being.
PHOENIX — Reversing his earlier stance, Secretary of State Ken Bennett now wants to keep caps in place on what candidates can take from individuals and special interests, at least for the time being.
PHOENIX — Ken Bennett formally kicked off his bid to become governor Tuesday with a proposal to replace the state's income tax by increasing the number of goods and services subject to the state sales tax.
PHOENIX — An attorney for Republican interests asked the Arizona Supreme Court Monday to once again allow candidates to accept and donors to give more money, saying their constitutional rights are being irreparably harmed.
The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked enactment of a new state law allowing candidates to take a lot more money from donors.
PHOENIX — A judge on Thursday rejected a bid by an aide to Attorney General Tom Horne to have the limits on donations to candidates declared unconstitutional.
A judge late Thursday cleared the way for politicians to immediately start taking much more money from private donors and political action committee for their campaigns.
PHOENIX — Supporters of public funding of elections made a last-ditch effort Tuesday to stop privately financed candidates from starting to load up next week on donations.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
PHOENIX — Supporters of public financing asked a judge late Tuesday to block new higher campaign contribution limits from taking effect as scheduled while their legality is litigated.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court refused Tuesday to step into the fight over whether legislators broke the law by sharply increasing how much candidates can take from private donors and special interests.
A bid by Attorney General Tom Horne to escape campaign finance charges could upend all state laws limiting how much candidates can take.
Three term state Sen. Al Melvin announced Monday he intends to run for governor this coming year.
Saying they are protecting the First Amendment rights of donors, the Republican-controlled state Senate voted Tuesday to remove all restrictions on how much any individual or political action committee can spend to influence elections.
Ignoring a likely lawsuit, House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday to let privately financed candidates take much more money from individual donors and political action committees.
State lawmakers are moving to give themselves and other candidates the right to collect more money -- a lot of it -- from individuals and political action committees, even as they ask voters to effectively kill the option of public financing.
The Arizona Legislature will see a lot of fresh faces when its regular session begins in January.
The three Republican candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission agreed Tuesday to surrender a total of nearly $29,000 in public funds to settle claims that they misused money given to them for their primary.
The Arizona Democratic Party is accusing the three Republicans running for the state Corporation Commission of misusing the public money they are getting for their campaigns.
While Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeney is running unopposed for a sixth term, seven people are vying for three seats on the City Council in the Aug. 28 primary election.
Arizona voters are entitled to decide if they want to scrap the current partisan system of nominating candidates, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.