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August 12, 2021  •  

Arizona State Senator Resigns

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State Senator Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete of Arizona resigned on August 10, following his arrest on felony charges involving sexual abuse of two minors. The resignation was immediately effective. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose a replacement from a […]

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The Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on June 30, concluding a 171-day session that was among the longest in recent state history. Relating to campaign finance, Senate Bill 1714 passed. Effective September 28, the bill provides a person who makes an […]

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The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has increased contribution limits for the 2021-2022 election cycle. Effective January 1, an individual may not contribute more than $5,300 per election cycle to a candidate committee for statewide office and legislative office. Additionally, […]

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The Arizona Legislature will close for a week “out of an abundance of caution” after Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, possibly exposed several Republican lawmakers to COVID-19. Giuliani had tested positive for the virus less than a week […]

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The Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on May 26 after the Senate’s swift move to adjourn was approved. The Senate had voted to end the session when it convened previously on May 8. However, this vote was met with opposition […]

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Lawmakers approved a $50 million relief package for COVID-19 relief before recessing for three weeks as a public health precaution. The relief package allows Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration to use the funds for the following: Housing assistance Aid for businesses […]

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The Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen officially resigned on January 7 amid criminal charges. Peterson’s resignation comes three months after he was charged with an international adoption fraud scheme. The county board of supervisors appointed longtime county administrator Bill Wiley […]

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The Arizona Secretary of State announced the implementation of new filing forms. The forms are now separated by entity types: lobbyist, principal, and public body filings. Effective August 27, the notarization requirement for all lobbying forms has been replaced by […]

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Four more states making campaign finance and lobbying changes. Check out which states are passing legislation in this week’s NYCU Video Digest!

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State utility regulators at the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a new code of ethics. The new code prohibits commissioners from ruling on issues involving interested parties that have given them direct campaign donations. Only commissioners that publicly finance their campaigns […]

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The Arizona Secretary of State sent out communication this week regarding updates to the lobbyist filing and registration process. Senate Bill 1261, passed by the Legislature this year, removes all notarization requirements from lobbying forms. Updated forms reflecting the elimination […]

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Former Attorney General Terry Goddard launched an effort to prohibit the use of dark money in political campaigns. The proposed constitutional amendment, called The Voters Right to Know Act, seeks to require anyone spending at least $5,000 to influence the […]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will soon rule on whether cities can impose restrictions on dark money in local campaigns. Sen. Vince Leach alleged Tempe violated a state law prohibiting local governments from requiring tax-exempt organizations from registering as political […]

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Rep. John Kavanagh introduced House Bill 2038 to the Arizona Legislature. The bill defines “hosted event” to include an event or function where one or more state officers or employees are invited and attend organized and paid for by a […]

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