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Group that seeks to shine light on ‘dirty money’ submits signatures for ballot measure

Posted by   /  July 6, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizonans may get a chance to decide whether they want to find out who is trying to influence their elections. Backers of a constitutional amendment to mandate disclosure of donors submitted more than 285,000 signatures Thursday to put the issue to voters. That’s only […]

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From the governor to utilities to Realtors, Arizona poised for hefty 2018 election spending

Posted by   /  March 25, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Evan Wyloge | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting There were no statewide or legislative elections in 2017, but the year marked the most prolific campaign fundraising year since the state began keeping the records in an electronic database, setting up the 2018 election for massive political spending. Political committees reported raising $32 million in […]

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Phoenix will likely change how elections are conducted

Posted by   /  March 9, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

What are the city’s options? By Jessica Boehm | The Republic | azcentral.com Following a two-hour city council discussion Wednesday, one thing became increasingly clear: Phoenix will almost certainly change the way it conducts its elections. Related: House Republicans take another crack at control of local elections; bill passes 34-22 But how? That’s still anyone’s […]

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Who should have final say for replacing U.S. senators?

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Bill would curb voters’ ability to choose whom the state sends to the U.S. Senate, reports Capitol Media Services. The proposal by Rep. Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, would leave intact the general election process where voters get the last word. In fact, he can’t touch that because the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which took […]

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Maricopa County’s first mail-in only voting ‘overwhelming success’

Posted by   /  January 23, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM The all-mail balloting that Maricopa County used in its November elections was an “overwhelming success,” according to a recent report from recorder Adrian Fontes. The report, which analyzed the results from last year’s jurisdictional elections, found that changing all the ballots to mail-in did not affect turnout. “The elections department views that as […]

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Phoenix could move its elections to even years, matching federal races

Posted by   /  January 22, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Jessica Boehm | The Republic Phoenix is one of just a handful of Arizona cities that hold city council and mayoral elections on different dates than statewide elections. While the state runs elections in August and November of every even-numbered year, Phoenix holds its elections in odd-numbered years. Some, mostly conservative, council members have […]

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Rose Law Group Phototorial

Posted by   /  April 25, 2016  /  Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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Mark Brnovich announces Transition Team for Attorney General

Posted by   /  November 7, 2014  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mark Brnovich

  Today, Arizona Attorney General-elect Mark Brnovich announced his Transition Team, which will assist in the orderly transfer of authority and make recommendations regarding personnel and operational matters, as necessary. The Transition Team is comprised of community leaders and some of Arizona’s premier experts in law enforcement, public policy and victim’s rights. The Transition Team […]

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Town to ask voters for spending power

Posted by   /  October 9, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By MARK COWLING, Editor The town must cut its budget next year by $12.8 million — or $10.7 million if annexations currently being contested become final. The town must limit its spending to a state-imposed formula for at least the next two fiscal year budgets, following the voters’ rejection of Home Rule in the August […]

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[Editorial] Rotellini for AG

Posted by   /  October 6, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Staff reports, Casa Grande Dispatch Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion. Democrat Felecia Rotellini is making another good run for Arizona attorney general. Republican Mark Brnovich emerged from a primary battle with incumbent Tom Horne, the man who defeated Rotellini four years ago. Both candidates have proven their abilities by […]

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