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The Arizona Corporation Commission released a code of ethics draft that would ban lobbyists from buying gifts or food for commissioners, as well as require lobbyist registration with the state. The draft can be amended before the Corporation Commission adopts […]

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On Tuesday, Tucson voters rejected a ballot measure to increase the city sales tax by a half-penny and a second measure aiming to increase it by a tenth of a percent to fund zoo renovations. The proposed half-cent increase was […]

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On Tuesday, Tucson voters rejected a ballot measure to increase the city sales tax by a half-penny and a second measure aiming to increase it by a tenth of a percent to fund zoo renovations. The proposed half-cent increase was […]

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Tempe City Council will vote next month on whether to send a ballot measure to voters next March seeking tighter restrictions on independent expenditures. The Sunshine Ordinance would require groups making independent expenditures over $1,000 to disclose their organization name and source of funding. […]

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On August 31, the Arizona Corporation Commission held a workshop to develop a code of ethics for the commission. Commission staff presented an overview of various Arizona statutes and rules covering open meetings, conflicts of interest, financial disclosures, gifts, and […]

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The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to give final approval to the city’s lobbying ordinance overhaul. Under the amended rules, lobbyists not filing required registration or disclosure forms can face sanctions, including fines of up to $2,500, suspension from lobbying and […]

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The Phoenix City Council voted this week to amend the city’s lobbying ordinance to create sanctions for those who don’t comply with the lobbyist registration or expense disclosure rules. Current city code includes no punishment for those who ignore the rules. The […]

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May 16, 2017  •  

Arizona Legislature Adjourns

The Arizona Legislature adjourned the first regular session of the 53rd Legislature sine die on May 10, 2017. Senate Bill 1123 passed, prohibiting any person acting on behalf of a state agency from entering into a contract for lobbying services, […]

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City Council discovered its lobbying regulations have no enforcement mechanism several months ago, but it has yet to agree on whether violations should be treated as civil or criminal matters. The discovery began following a controversial vote on a request […]

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On Tuesday, Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to move forward with creating a bipartisan ethics commission. The commission would screen allegations and recommend penalties for city officials who violate the city’s gift policies and other related rules. Under a plan laid out by […]

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September 1, 2016  •  

Tempe, AZ Approves New Lobbying Law

On August 18, the city of Tempe, Arizona passed an ordinance creating a lobbying law. Ordinance No. O2016.46 creates a lobbyist registration program requiring an individual to file a registration statement with the city clerk within 10 calendar days. Lobbying […]

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On May 18, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed campaign finance legislation advancing the effective date of implementation of some of the changes to June of this year. House bills 2296 and 2297 complement Senate Bill 1516, another campaign finance bill […]

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On May 7, the Arizona Legislature adjourned its 52nd, Second regular session sine die at 5:45 a.m. The governor has 10 days once the Legislature has adjourned to sign a bill into law, veto a bill, or do nothing and […]

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Signatures are being collected to put a campaign finance initiative on the Arizona state ballot this November. The initiative, filed on April 12 by Arizonans for Clean and Accountable Elections, is in response to Senate Bill 1516, a recently passed […]

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