Understanding Proposition 306 And The Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Arizona’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing has been under fire since voters approved it in 1998. 

Story by Steve Goldstein, KJZZ

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Who is to blame for Maricopa County's election day problems?

When voting began at 6 a.m. Tuesday, 62 Maricopa County polling places were not ready for voters.

Story by Jessica Boehm, Dustin Gardiner, Rebekah L. Sanders, Jen Fifield, Dennis Wagner, Lorraine Longhi and Michael Kiefer, Arizona Republic

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This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

WASHINGTON – The "missing ballots" in Ohio's special election have caused a stir – but analysts said they really aren't a mystery and often pop up in elections across the country.

Story by David Jackson and Jessie Balmert, USA Today

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State argues case on ballot-measure rule not ‘ripe’

Attorneys for the state and Republican legislative leaders are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rebuff efforts by various organizations to void a statute that could make it harder for voters to propose their own laws.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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2018 Legislative Report Card

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AZ Supreme Court Strikes Down Campus Medical Marijuana Ban

What is Arizona’s Law on Medical Marijuana?

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Groups take voter initiative restriction to state Supreme Court

Several organizations are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void a law they say will make it more difficult for groups like theirs to put initiatives on the ballot.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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Why did Republican bills die in the Arizona Legislature? GOP goals shelved amid #RedForEd

Hundreds and hundreds of bills die at the Arizona Legislature every year, but 2018 was unique. Top-tier items that faltered during the final stretch were priorities for Republicans who have a firm majority at the Capitol.

Story by Dustin Gardiner, Arizona Republic

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Ducey controls future of ‘dark money’ elections

Gov. Doug Ducey could upend elections in two major Arizona cities by effectively doing nothing.

Story by Paulina Pineda, Arizona Capitol Times

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Democratic blitz, GOP votes doomed redistricting measure

The threat of a massive infusion of political spending by a liberal advocacy group during campaign season helped thwart a legislative effort to overhaul Arizona’s redistricting process.

Story by Ben Giles, Arizona Capitol Times

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Judge Rules Against Democrats In Election Lawsuit; Upholding Ban On Ballot Collection

Arizona's election laws may be bad public policy, but they're not racist, a federal judge has concluded.

Story by Antonia Noori Farzan, Phoenix New Times

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5 ways Tempe voters could win clash over secretive election, 'dark money' spending

Tempe's ballot measure to curb "dark money" in elections may not be dead yet, despite the governor signing a bill into law that would appear to quash the will of 91 percent of Tempe voters

Story by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, Arizona Republic

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Arizona Republicans fight to protect dark-money donors from voters

American cities have become increasingly liberal, while the Republican Party controls most state governments.

Story by Amanda Marcotte, Salon

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The New Fight Over 'Dark Money' Campaign Donations

Voters in Tempe, Ariz., don't like undisclosed campaign funds sloshing into local politics. Last month, 91 percent of them approved an amendment to the city's charter that requires independent groups spending more than $1,000 on local elections to disclose their donors.

Story by Alan Greenblatt, Governing

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How a Small City Is Taking on the Big Power of Dark Money

Late in January, a small army of right-wing oligarchs and political operatives gathered in Southern California for the Koch Network’s annual winter seminar.

Story by Jimmy Tobias, The Nation

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