Campaign Finance & Elections
Can the government play favorites when it comes to freedom of speech? The Goldwater Institute didn’t think so, and challenged Arizona's system of public campaign financing all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The resulting victory struck down similar provisions in states across the U.S., preventing governments from gaming the political system in favor of government-funded candidates, and keeping elections free and open.
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No Taxpayer Money for Politicians v. Lang, et al.Posted on November 21, 2011 | Type: Case
This lawsuit claims that the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s acts of self promotion – done in the name of voter education – violate state statute.
Lawsuit Demands End To Clean Elections Commission's Illegal Self PromotionPosted on November 21, 2011 | Type: Press Release
A lawsuit filed today claims that the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s acts of self promotion – done in the name of voter education -- violate state statue.
Starlee Rhoades talks pensions and campaign finance on Sunday Square OffPosted on October 30, 2011 | Type: In the News
The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared on KPNX's Sunday Square Off along with former candidate for attorney general Felecia Rotellini, and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts, where they discussed campaign finance, pensions, and CPS.
Court: School Districts Must Abide By Voters' Wishes On BondsPosted on September 19, 2011 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX – A Superior Court Judge ruled yesterday that school districts may not use bond money in ways voters have not approved.
Why Is Arizona in the Jim Crow Penalty Box?Posted on September 17, 2011 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Clint Bolick
Phoenix -- Last week Arizona became the first state to challenge a particularly egregious overreach of federal power: Washington's current interpretation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Enacted in 1965, the Voting Rights Act ensures equal access to the ballot regardless of race.