Arizona Republic Columnist on Petition Drive

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Roberts: Arizona voters have a chance to demand dark money disclosure For years, we’ve waited for Arizona’s leaders to step up for Arizona’s voters, to embrace the fundamental concept that we deserve to know who is trying to buy this state’s elections. For years, we’ve watched as Arizona’s leaders not only refused to demand transparency in campaign spending but actually passed …

See how legislators rank on “Dirty Money”

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Here Are the Koch Brothers’ 5 Favorite (and 5 Least Favorite) Arizona Legislators Every year, the Arizona chapter of Americans For Prosperity releases a comprehensive ranking of the state’s legislators. Each gets graded on their adherence to the group’s right-wing agenda, and scored on a scale that ranges from “Hero of the Taxpayer” to “Hero of Big Government.” Who or what is …

“Playbook” to protect Dirty Money

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The Playbook for Keeping ‘Dark Money’ Dark In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors. How do you stop states and cities from forcing more disclosure of so-called dark money in politics? Get the debate to focus on an “average Joe,” not a wealthy person. Find …