Oct 7, 2013 4:07 PM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - New Arizona campaign finance laws that increase contribution limits may boost the influence of business interests.
The Arizona Capitol Times (http://bit.ly/GIG0Nk ) reports that those interests were once viewed as political powerhouses. But that clout diminished with the advent of public funding for state election candidates in Arizona.
That's because public financing made it easier for candidates to get elected without support of business interests.
The new laws increase limits on contributions by individuals and political action committees.