Tempe election results roll in

Voters give strong 'yes' to 3 ballot measures

Early unofficial results show Tempe voters overwhelmingly approved three ballot measures, with a proposal to add transparency to campaign spending getting the most support.

A measure to make Papago Park a preserve was the next most popular measure, followed by a budget-related request. Here's a look at each:

Campaign-finance reform: The proposed charter amendment would require the disclosure of the origins of so-called "dark money" used in Tempe. Any person or entity making an independent expenditure of more than $1,000 would have to disclose original and intermediary sources of the funding. Some praise the idea for increasing transparency while others raised concerns the state could push back because the local measure would go further than state law. 

-Excerpt, Originally published as "Tempe election results roll in; incumbents show strong lead" by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy with the Arizona Republic, March 13, 2018

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