Campaign Finance & Election

Campaigns should be open and free, not prone to manipulation through government financing schemes. And now the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.

<p>Campaigns should be open and free, not prone to manipulation through government financing schemes. And now the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.</p>

PHOENIX—The Goldwater Institute is pleased to announce that the Cave Creek Unified School District has agreed to stop spending bond money on projects voters did not approve until a judge can decide if spending the money is legal. Both the Goldwater Institute and CCUSD signed an agreement that will expedite a ruling in this legal challenge.

“Like us, the School District wants to get the matter resolved as quickly as possible, and signing this agreement helps speed up the process,” said Christina Kohn, the Goldwater Institute’s lead attorney on the case.

Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias appeared on KFYI's Jim Sharpe Show to update listeners on the latest in the Glendale-Coyotes situation, including a suspicious parking rights document uncovered by the Goldwater Institute.

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The Goldwater Institute's Diane Cohen appeared on KFNX's Legal Ease with Dennis Wilenchik to discuss the settlement with Coconino County in the Tea Party T-shirt case.

The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias took part in a policy forum at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. which explored campaign finance and the Goldwater Institute's U.S. Supreme Court case to block the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law.

Goldwater Institute attorney Diane Cohen joined the Mitch and Joe Show on 105.1 The Big Talker in Flagstaff to talk about the settlement with Coconino County in the Tea Party T-shirt case.

Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias joined KFYI's Jim Sharpe for a few minutes to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Goldwater Institute's lawsuit against the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law.

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On November 29, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear the Goldwater Institute's appeal of the 'matching funds' provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law. Attorney Nick Dranias joined KFYI's Mike Broomhead to talk about the latest developments.

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PHOENIX – The U.S. Supreme Court announced today the justices will formally consider the Goldwater Institute’s challenge to the use of matching funds when tax dollars are given to state election candidates to finance their campaigns.

The Goldwater Institute asked for a preliminary injunction after Maricopa County said it would not allow voters to wear Tea Party T-shirts at the polls on November 2. KTVK 3TV reports a federal judge granted that request.

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades went on Channel 12's Sunday Square Off to talk about the political races in Arizona, and other issues important to our state.

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