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AG: Pima County ban on political contributions unconstitutional

Pima County's prohibition on its employees contributing money to candidates for county office violates both the U.S. and Arizona constitutions, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.... Read more»

Sinema's campaign a favorite for big pharma donations

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema formed a congressional caucus to raise “awareness of the benefits of personalized medicine” in February. Soon after that, employees of pharmaceutical companies donated $35,000 to her campaign committee.... Read more»

FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

Arizona’s presidential preference primary is still almost a month away, but voters are already making their preferences known with their wallets.... Read more»

Small donors fueled Michele Bachmann's campaign

What do the woman who founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, the co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the U.S. Senate’s lone self-described “democratic socialist” have in common? They all rank among the top beneficiaries of small-dollar political donors, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of federal records.... Read more»

Banks try to scuttle IDing foreign tax evaders

Two House members who collected large campaign donations from the financial industry are pushing legislation to block an IRS plan to discourage foreign tax evaders and money launderers from stashing money in U.S. banks. ... Read more»

Who bankrolls Congress?

Do legislators vigorously back the agendas of their top patrons? Find out in this four-part series.... Read more»