Montini: Another dirty attempt to gut Clean Elections

They’re going after the Citizens Clean Elections Commission … again.

Column by E.J. Montini, Arizona Republic

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House panel OKs changes to redistricting commission

Republican state representatives advanced a resolution to overhaul the membership of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in ways that some worry will disenfranchise minority voting blocs.

Story by Ben Giles, Arizona Capitol Times

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Ducey campaign double reports $1.1 million in contributions

Campaign finance reports summarizing the money raised and spent by Arizona political committees during 2017 show more than $1 million in contributions that have been double reported because of how money raised by Gov. Doug Ducey's joint fundraising committee has been documented.

Story by Evan Wyloge, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

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Misleading House resolution would gut Clean Elections

Amid all of the anti-voter legislation being considered by the Legislature this session, one measure – a full-scale assault on Clean Elections and accountable government – has garnered surprisingly little attention. 

Commentary by Joel Edman, published in Arizona Capitol times

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CAPITOL UPDATE: The #AZPowerGrab Gets Even More Partisan

The fight continues to protect Arizona's voter-approved independent redistricting process from being taken over by politicians. The state Senate advanced SCR 1034, the measure that would put more power to manipulate voting maps into the hands of partisan leaders at the State Capitol, by a party-line vote of 17-13 last week. 

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Republicans tinkering with future elections

Executive Director Joel Edman appeared on "Sunday Square Off" over the weekend to discuss attempts to radically alter our voter-approved independent redistricting system. 

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Rash of GOP bills seek to empower lawmakers, disempower voters

Arizona Republican legislators have a habit of pushing ideas that make their own lives easier, but harder for voters to have their voices heard.

Story by Ben Giles, Arizona Capitol Times

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GOP Power Play Would Move This State Backward On Gerrymandering

Arizona has long been held up as a model of how to create fair, representative electoral maps largely free from partisan bias.

Story by Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo

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Let My People Vote: Adrian Fontes' Fight to Fix Maricopa County’s Broken Election System

After he’d been in office for just a little over a month, Adrian Fontes learned about the boxes.

Story by Antonia Noori Farzan, Phoenix New Times

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Group launches AZ Watergate campaign over water problems in Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - It's a company riddled with scandal, the owner now under a federal indictment for bribery and fraud. Now the management of Johnson Utilities is asking the community that's fed up with them for another 23 percent water rate hike.

Story by Sonu Wasu, ABC15

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