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Who had the biggest impact on this year's legislative session?

  • Gov. Doug Ducey (58%, 144 Votes)
  • Senate President Andy Biggs (26%, 64 Votes)
  • House Speaker David Gowan (16%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 249

Start Date: May 6, 2016 , 6:04 pm @ 6:04 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think is the most important aspect of the budget approved by the Legislature Wednesday morning?

  • The decision not to fund KidsCare (62%, 43 Votes)
  • The compromise over funding for K-12 education (23%, 16 Votes)
  • The package of tax cuts to benefit Arizona businesses (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Funding for universities, including $5.5 million for "academic freedom schools.'' (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

Start Date: May 4, 2016 , 3:35 pm @ 3:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think is the most likely reason the state Supreme Court is being expanded from five to seven justices?

  • It's a "power grab'' by Gov. Doug Ducey to add more Republicans to the court. (86%, 101 Votes)
  • The state has grown so much that it needs more justices to handle all the cases. (7%, 8 Votes)
  • The Supreme Court and probation system won't get additional money they need in the state budget unless the expansion goes through. (6%, 7 Votes)
  • It will save money by making the court more efficient. (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 118

Start Date: May 2, 2016 , 4:43 pm @ 4:43 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What do you think will be the fate of the budget agreement legislative leaders have reached with the governor?

  • Objections by some lawmakers will push the final negotiations into next week (50%, 61 Votes)
  • Despite some snags, it will all come together and be approved this week. (34%, 41 Votes)
  • Strong opposition to the plan means it will take at least two more weeks to iron out all the differences. (16%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

Start Date: April 26, 2016 , 11:23 am @ 11:23 am
End Date: No Expiry

The state Senate wants to get tougher on protesters who block traffic on the way to political events. Which approach do you think is most appropriate?

  • A maximum of six months in jail. (38%, 66 Votes)
  • A fine, but no jail time. (29%, 51 Votes)
  • No penalty; it's the protesters' First Amendment right to do so. (24%, 42 Votes)
  • A maximum of three months in jail. (9%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

Start Date: April 22, 2016 , 2:54 pm @ 2:54 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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