Laurie Roberts published Roberts: Time for Arizona (read:you) to stand up to dark money in News & Updates 2017-12-06 01:34:27 -0700
Listen up, Arizona.
It’s time to take the law into your own hands – by changing it, so that you can see who is really running this state.
We’ve waited a long time for Arizona’s leaders to stand up for us, to embrace the fundamental concept that we should know who is behind the dark-money campaigns that increasingly are buying this state’s elections.
Instead, our leaders – some of them the beneficiaries of those dark-money campaigns -- have steadfastly and repeatedly refused to demand transparency in campaign spending. Anonymous interests spent more than $15 million getting the governor, Corporation Commission and Legislature they wanted in 2014, and hundreds of thousands of dollars more in the 2016 legislative races.
And what was our leaders’ response? In 2017, they passed a law that will open the floodgates to even more dark-money spending in 2018 and beyond.Read more