Law & Government

Adrian Fontes

Maricopa County recorder says he’ll adopt new policy on early ballot signatures

BY: - October 25, 2018

County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office’s top priority is to ensure that voters’ needs are met. And as long as his office has the ability to contact voters to find out whether they were the ones who signed their early ballot envelopes, he said it should do so.

Groups threaten lawsuit over early ballot rejections

BY: - October 24, 2018

A coalition of civil rights and voting rights groups want Arizona elections officials to give voters a chance to correct the record before their early ballots are rejected over mismatched signatures, and may sue if new policies aren’t put in place for next month’s election.

How is Arizona’s constitution amended?

BY: - October 18, 2018

Arizona’s Constitution has been amended over 150 times since Arizona moved from territory to statehood in 1912 but what exactly goes into creating an amendment?

Goldwater Institute hosting discussion on the virtues of anonymous money in politics

BY: - October 15, 2018

Tuesday evening at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, the Goldwater Institute will be discussing what some see as an attack on free speech: full campaign finance disclosure.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Kavanaugh appointment could encourage new abortion legislation in Arizona

BY: - October 15, 2018

With the 2019 legislative session just months away, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court could be the spark for Arizona to push the envelope on anti-abortion legislation.

Community groups want more Arizona gov’t oversight of migrant shelters

BY: - October 10, 2018

A coalition of Arizona groups seeking the release and reunification of migrant children and families are calling for state officials to implement stronger measures to address what they call a systemic pattern of physical and sexual abuse of children at Southwest Key facilities, which house migrant minors.

Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals

BY: - October 9, 2018

The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona. But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some cases, than PAC money. However, Gov. Doug Ducey’s Victory Fund has complicated some of The Mirror’s analysis on that front. Ducey’s […]

Clean Energy campaign to spend “millions” against Brnovich

BY: - October 9, 2018

As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Developmental disabilities service providers say state funding for minimum wage increase lagging

BY: - October 8, 2018

State funding for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities isn’t keeping up with Arizona’s rising minimum wage, and the groups that contract with the state to provide those services are feeling the squeeze. Services providers that contract with the Department of Economic Security and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System say the […]

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters rally at Flake’s office

BY: - September 28, 2018

Dozens of protesters lined Camelback Road outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office today to rally against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Massachusetts gives former Arizona GOP chairman lifetime securities ban

BY: - September 25, 2018

Former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has been permanently banned from the securities trading industry in Massachusetts, and must pay a $15,000 fine after after losing $400,000 that a 67-year-old artist invested in one of his projects. According to consent decrees that Securities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth […]

The state seal for Arizona

Could SCOTUS dark money ruling affect Arizona campaign finance law?

BY: - September 25, 2018

Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision which has sent ripples through the world of “dark money” campaign finance at the national level, but don’t expect it to result in more disclosures of anonymous spending at the local level. Conservative group Crossroads GPS was appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking them to reverse a decision […]