azcentral - opinions published Another day, another Michele Reagan screw-up in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:57:34 -0700
Yet another round of errors are coming to light in Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s office.
First, there was her failure to adequately oversee Arizona’s presidential primary – the first since the 2013 elimination of the Voting Rights Act provision requiring federal oversight of Arizona’s elections. Reagan acknowledged that she knew Maricopa County had only 60 polling places but never used her bully pulpit to sound an alarm.
azcentral - opinions published Can voters block Arizona's new dark money law? in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:47:17 -0700
Remember a few weeks ago when our leaders made it easier for secret interests to buy the state of Arizona?
Well, not so fast there, Secretary of State Michele Reagan. You might want to hold off on your victory dance, Gov. Doug Ducey and all you Republican legislators so eager to turn out the lights.
There’s a plan in the works for a referendum, asking voters to block the new law and put it to a public vote in November.
azcentral - opinions published Dark money in Arizona: Where the cash was spent in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:41:58 -0700
Anonymous interests spent at least $15 million trying to get their favored candidates installed in Arizona’s state and legislative offices in 2014. A look at the “dark money” major players, the spoils by state office, plus the top 10 lawmakers to benefit from - but not directly coordinate with those who spent - anonymous cash
azcentral - opinions published Is Ducey paying off ASU's Koch center for endorsing Prop. 123 in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:10:43 -0700
Anonymous interests spent at least $5.2 million to ensure Gov. Doug Ducey's election.
Looks like ASU’s Koch-funded Center for the Study of Economy Liberty’s enthusiastic thumbs up for Gov. Doug Ducey’s Prop. 123 has paid off.
azcentral - opinions published Cockroaches win. Lawmakers turn out the lights in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:03:23 -0700
The Capitol is completely infested.
You might say that Tom Collins, executive director of the Clean Elections Commission, is in the political pest control business.
azcentral - opinions published Michele Reagan sold (us) out on dark money in News & Updates 2016-06-20 14:00:23 -0700
It's become really rather pathetic to watch someone who I once thought was a promising public official dangle all over the place, a mere puppet on a string.
Once upon a time, Michele Reagan was on the front lines in the battle against dark money – or so she wanted us to believe. In her final year in the Legislature, she charged forth with her light saber, launching a campaign against the anonymous interests that increasingly are trying to buy Arizona’s elections.
azcentral - opinions published Roberts: Dark Money kills election reform in News & Updates 2016-06-20 13:57:31 -0700
Score another win for the forces of darkness.
Two voter initiatives aimed at reforming Arizona’s elections process are being suspended, Chuck Coughlin, the campaign manager, announced Thursday.
The dark money initiative and open primary initiative aren't dead yet, supporters insist, but if not, they're clinging to life by a thread.
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