Voters overwhelmingly reject Prop. 121, ‘top-two’ primary initiative
Arizonans decided that 2012 would not be their last election cycle with a partisan primary.
Proposition 121 failed by a whopping two-to-one margin. With more than 50 percent of precincts reporting, the initiative was down 67 percent to 33 percent
Prop 204 fails
Backers of an initiative to permanently keep a 1-cent tax increase spent more than $2 million but failed to convince the public to support the proposal.
The measure, officially known as Proposition 204, received only about 35 percent of the votes, the Secretary of State’s Office count showed.
CA unveils AZ group’s financing, says it committed money laundering
California’s Fair Political Practices Commission disclosed the source of an $11 million contribution that an Arizona-based group injected into battles over two ballot measures, and declared that the organization was responsible for campaign money laundering.
Pro-204 leader slams anonymous donations against effort
An obscure nonprofit that gave another $175,000 this week to the campaign against Proposition 204 is using anonymous contributors to manipulate voters, the head of a group supporting the measure said.
“Yes” and “No” campaigns on Prop 204 collect nearly $2M in October
The dueling campaigns over an initiative to keep a one-penny tax increase are awash with cash.
The No New Taxes, No on Prop 204 campaign has collected nearly $900,000 in October alone.
Supporters: Prop 121 would level playing field for independents
Brent Fine took time off work and spent three months gathering 1,768 signatures in order to run as an independent candidate for state House in a Phoenix-area district.
Interest group contributions give late boost to Prop 204 campaigns
Education unions and a group representing contractors have given hundreds of thousands of dollars this month to a campaign supporting Proposition 204, while a contribution from a group representing automobile dealers is helping fuel the opposing campaign, records show.
Poll: 1-cent tax initiative headed for defeat
The proposal to permanently keep a one-penny sales tax increase is in big trouble, based on the results of a recent survey among likely voters.
School officials: Major cuts coming if Prop 204 fails
Supporters of the initiative to make permanent a temporary one-cent sales tax increase claimed today that its failure at the ballot in November would have dire repercussions, including the closure of schools, teacher layoffs and increases in class sizes.
They also pushed back against opponents’ assertion that revenues from the tax won’t reach the classroom.
Politically diverse coalition rallies against Prop. 121
Rarely, if ever, will you see straight-arrow conservative Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and fiery Democratic Sen. Steve Gallardo sharing a stage with Libertarians and Greens, with all taking the same viewpoint on an issue.
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