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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.

No, Homie isn’t running for the Senate

BY: - October 15, 2018

Homie wants your business, not your vote. Teal signs featuring a dollar sign flanked by stars have sprouted up at Phoenix intersections promising “significant change” if people “Vote for Homie” for a Senate seat. Whether that seat is in the Arizona or U.S. Senate, the signs don’t say, since Homie is not, in fact, a candidate for anything.

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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.

Trump and McSally in 2018

Trump coming to Mesa to rally for McSally

BY: - October 13, 2018

President Donald Trump is coming to Mesa Oct. 19 for a rally to support U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, the Repbulican nominee for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. Most polling of the race shows McSally slightly trailing U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee, in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. Though McSally has […]

A warm meal, a hair tie and shoe laces

BY: - October 12, 2018

Ana Sofia, 5, arrived Tuesday night with her gray T-shirt dirty around her neck. Her frizzy blonde hair was tied in a ponytail with a long silver piece of plastic. She and her mother, Patricia, spent several days in government custody after traveling from Honduras.

What types of PACs are contributing to Arizona candidates?

BY: - October 12, 2018

Millions in PAC money has already flowed into Arizona this cycle for a variety of causes, from alcoholic beverage distributors to nurses and orthodontists, all looking for representation in Arizona government. But all PACs are not created equal. Some have have amassed far larger war chests than others and are flexing their spending muscles this election.

Clean Energy campaign targets state Senate, Corporation Commission races

BY: - October 11, 2018

Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, the campaign committee supporting Proposition 127, filed campaign finance reports this week disclosing that it is spending nearly $55,000 apiece opposing Republican state Sens. Sylvia Allen and Kate Brophy McGee, who are running for re-election, and House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, who is running for an open Senate seat in his legislative district.

‘It’s a crisis’ as ICE releases hundreds of migrant families in Phoenix

BY: - October 11, 2018

Tuesday night was a first for Pastor Angel Campos. His Phoenix church had never accommodated migrant families just released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and in need of a place to stay. The congregation of mostly immigrants at Monte Vista Baptist Church mobilized Tuesday afternoon to feed, clothe, house and welcome about 44 people, all families from Central America.

Early voting for 2.5 million Arizonans is underway

BY: - October 10, 2018

If it seems like there’s even more campaign ads on television than in the past couple of weeks, that’s probably because early voting begins today.

Polling 101: What to look for in a poll

BY: - October 10, 2018

Elections are fast approaching, and with that will come an emphasis in the media on polls.

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 […]