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TUCSON - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has filed a federal election complaint saying an ad supporting GOP congressional candidate Tim Bee is an illegal campaign contribution.
A group aiming to oust the private Rural/Metro Corp. in favor of a Scottsdale-run fire department has indirectly violated state election law by sending campaign material to city employees, Scottsdale City Attorney David Pennartz said Wednesday.
It is election season once again and with that comes ubiquitous campaign signs filling nearly every street corner throughout Mesa. Despite Arizona Revised Statute 16-1019 and Mesa City Code Title 11-41-7G and 8-6-F&S, which prohibit campaign signs within 15 feet of the face of a curb or the edge of the pavement, almost all of these signs are within 4-5 feet, thus creating traffic hazards as motorists struggle to see cross traffic through the kaleidoscope of vision-restricting banners and signs. In addition, these laws regulate the number of signs that can be placed on any one corner, yet most street corners in Mesa contain more than a dozen signs, and some nearly two dozen, all jammed together, one on top of the other.
The Arizona Republican Party violated federal campaign finance law during President Bush’s re-election bid in 2004, according to a ruling last month.
The Higley Unified School District approved spending $12,000 for a telephone survey asking residents how they plan to vote on a November budget override even though state law prohibits electioneering by school districts.
An election complaint filed Wednesday by Scottsdale mayoral candidate Jim Lane's political committee alleges a recent Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce campaign blitz has violated state campaign finance laws.
The state Democratic Party is accusing Len Munsil’s gubernatorial campaign of violating campaign finance laws.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the same laws that indicted County Supervisor Don Stapley did, a Stapley defense motion filed Wednesday alleges.
A Tempe Republican running for the state House of Representatives is working to settle allegations he violated the Clean Elections Law.
April 15, 2005
State Rep. David Burnell Smith and the Citizens Clean Elections Commission appear headed to a legal showdown that could have sweeping implications for the future of publicly financed political campaigns.
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, shown in 2007, recently announced his intention to run for governor in the next election.
Claiming the measures target minorities, some groups are threatening to sue if lawmakers adopt new restrictions on early voting and who can take someone else's ballot to the polls.
The state's elections director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year's primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws.
PHOENIX - A yearlong Arizona Attorney General's Office investigation chastised the Surprise City Council for repeatedly violating the state's Open Meeting Law.
November 23, 2004
An attorney for a former staffer at the Attorney General's Office filed a formal complaint Monday alleging that Tom Horne and top staffers repeatedly violated campaign finance laws.
Attorney General Tom Horne goes before an administrative law judge Monday to defend himself against charges he violated state campaign finance laws in his 2010 election.
Attorney General Tom Horne did not violate campaign finance laws in his successful 2010 election, a state administrative law judge ruled on Monday.
Scottsdale mayoral candidate Bob Usdane will not be fined after violating Arizona campaign finance laws by not reporting a $35,500 loan he made to his campaign.
Mesa mayoral candidate Rex Griswold's campaign violated another finance law, but won't be penalized.
Public officials remain free to speak their minds to reporters without running afoul of Arizona’s Open Meetings Law, Attorney General Terry Goddard concluded Monday.
Gilbert’s Town Council did not violate the state Open Meetings Law when it reconsidered a vote on a developer agreement more than two hours after an original vote, in an effort to allow a required public hearing, according to a review by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
A effort to force three former Libertarian legislative candidates to repay $104, 237 in public campaign money could determine how much power the state should have to set limits on political spending decisions.
A federal judge has agreed to hear arguments that she should immediately block a key provision of the state's system of publicly financing elections.