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Tucson struggles to attract film industry without state incentives

Fans of the movie-making industry are still irked that Arizona legislators stopped allowing incentives to entice filmmakers six years ago and continue to rebuff efforts to reinstate them.They contend that the lack of incentives is a major reason why Pima County hasn’t come close to its potential.... Read more»

Nearly $500K in ‘dark money’ spent on Az legislative primary so far

With just one week until Arizona’s primary election, political spending to affect legislative races paid for by outside groups that don’t disclose the source of the money amounts to almost half a million dollars. The $478,000 in “dark money” was spent in the past six weeks, ramping up after early ballots were mailed.... Read more»

Dark money group leads last-minute effort to speed up campaign finance changes

Arizona is already poised to relax rules regarding so-called "dark money" groups starting next year, but a last-minute amendment from the state Senate could make the changes go into effect in less than a month.... Read more»

Phone logs connect Corp. Commissioner to campaigns, ‘dark money’ and APS

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump repeatedly communicated with the executive director of a “dark money” group that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect the candidates he backed, while also keeping regular contact with those candidates, their campaign manager, and a senior executive of the state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service.... Read more»4