Former AG to Unveil Petition Campaign

In In the News by Holliday Moore

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

In In the News by Xenia Orona

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 …

Arizona Republic Columnist on Petition Drive

In In the News by Xenia Orona

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”

In In the News by Xenia Orona

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

In In the News by Xenia Orona

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 …