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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Editorial: Suit may garner answersPosted on November 27, 2011 | Type: In the News
Nothing against the practice of advertising your product, mind you -- institutionally speaking, we strongly endorse it -- but perhaps you too have wondered, as we have: Why in the world is a public agency like the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission spending what looks like a healthy fortune on promoting itself in advertising?
Goldwater Institute sues Clean Elections Commission over advertisingPosted on November 23, 2011 | Type: In the News
In its lawsuit, Goldwater Institute attorney Carrie Ann Sitren cites the Clean Election Commission’s own marketing plan that says it ‘Needs to raise its profile and begin laying the groundwork to counter charges that the system doesn’t work.’
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.