Dark money vs. democracy

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Want to save Democracy? Want to prevent a special interest takeover of our politics? Want to ensure lawmakers answer to voters instead of corporations? Then make sure you sign one of the petitions circulating to put on the ballot a measure that would require “dark money” special interests to at least reveal to the public when they set out to …

FROM THE EDITOR: Let’s bring an end to ‘dark money’

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Money influences elections. Sometimes it flat-out buys them. That’s no secret. But whose money is doing the influencing is often impossible to discern. And, thanks to the Legislature, it’s not getting any easier in Arizona. Terry Goddard wants to end that. He’s a former Phoenix mayor and state attorney general, and he’s tired of dark money — he calls it …

Our View: Why we support Outlaw Dark Money ballot initiative

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Arizonans deserve to know who wants to buy their votes. But they don’t. Under current laws, they can’t. Political non-profits can spend on TV spots, radio ads, robocalls, mailers other schemes to try to sway voters without disclosing the source of the money. This anonymous cash – so-called dirty money – is corrosive to a system that is based on informed …

Your Turn: Why we’re fighting to keep dirty money out of Arizona elections

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Noel Campbell, Paul Johnson, Tom Horne and Terry Goddard, opinion contributors Published 6:00 a.m. MT March 3, 2018 Arizona voters could decide if they want to curb “dark money” in state and local elections when they head to the polls next fall. But what is “dark money” and why does it matter? Your Turn: Voters should change the Arizona constitution …

Campaign-disclosure effort cuts through mumbo jumbo

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Bob Robb’s column (“The ‘dark money’ disclosure riddle,” Dec. 13) opines that finding out the true source of undisclosed political “dirty money” is hard and not very important. We disagree. We believe Arizona voters have the right to know who is paying for political ads and to make voting decisions based on complete information. If this is hard, it is …

Former AG to Unveil Petition Campaign

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Former Arizona AG Fighting To Reveal Big Donors’ Election Influence Arizona’s former Attorney General Terry Goddard wants to pull back the curtain and let voters see who is behind major campaign donations statewide. The two-term Democrat AG has already formed a campaign committee to put the “Right to Know” initiative on the ballot. It would let Arizonans know who is …

“Dirty Money” is being used for more than political campaigns

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Think tank worked to control Arizona school voucher program behind scenes, emails show In the spring of 2011, an Arizona think tank was celebrating what it billed as a landmark victory for school choice: The Legislature had passed a bill making it legal to give tax dollars to families with special-needs students, which they could use to pay private-school tuition. …

Group aims to end “dark money”

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Measure may compel donor disclosure Dustin Gardiner Arizona Republic USA TODAY NETWORK When Arizona voters head to the polls next fall, they could decide whether to curb so-called “dark money” in state and local political campaigns. A group called Outlaw Dirty Money wants to end anonymous financing inelections through a ballot initiative. The measure would amend the state Constitution to require …