Monday, October 20th, 2014

Campaign Contribution Limits

A judge is considering whether to block a new Arizona law increasing limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state offices. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Mark Brain on Tuesday heard the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission's request for an injunction temporarily blocking the law. The Legislature approved the law last spring. It is to take effect Friday. The commission oversees Arizona's public campaign finance system. Its lawsuit contends the law raising contribution limits violates constitutional restrictions on changing voter-approved laws.

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