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Citizens’ initiative process part of Arizona’s heritage (access required)

Nearly a century ago, our state’s founders gave its citizens the right to bring to the forefront issues that may have otherwise been ignored by the traditional political system. This year, however, some of our elected officials are attacking this right and responsibility with a package of measures that seek to restrict the initiative and ...

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