Arizona Budget Debate:
Arizona’s Political Battlefields
Today’s Undue Influence of Lobbyists
Senator Ron Gould
Republican, Lake Havasu City
"It actually shows who runs the place down here. I don’t know if it is the legislature. I think it is the contract lobbyists."
April 5, 2010
The Voice of Citizen Groups
Religious Leaders of Arizona
"We implore Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona State Legislature to work harder to develop an appropriations bill that is just and that is not balanced on the backs of the neediest among us."
Letter to Gov. Brewer
March 17, 2010
Providing a Forum for Policy Preferences
"Arizona’s public policy is perceived to be heavily influenced by political insiders and powerful lobbying interests.
Left out of the equation are citizen groups with a direct interest in the outcomes of policy decisions.
Civil Arizona provides citizen groups the opportunity to clearly express their policy preferences on critical issues facing the state.
These citizen groups preferences can then be objectively and transparently compared to the policy preferences of the state’s elected officials, 2010 political candidates and policy insiders.
Below are the links to the policy preferences posted on this website."
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