Proposition 115 would give governor more power in judicial selections
Proposition 115 asserts that more is better when it comes to selection and retention of state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges.
Voters will decide on trust land exchanges to preserve bases
Voters are once again deciding whether to allow exchanges of state trust land for federal land to preserve military bases.
Prop. 204 splits business community
The initiative to permanently keep an additional penny on the sales tax recently secured the backing of a group of company executives in northern Arizona, but the endorsement also highlighted a polarized business community.
Political parties united in dislike of top-two primaries
They don’t agree on much, but a plan to create “top two” primaries has Arizona’s major and minor political parties on the same page – or at least close to it.
Top-two leads in fundraising, but opponents say more money is coming
The Open Government Committee, which is supporting the initiative to create a “top-two” primary system in Arizona, has a strong fundraising lead over the opposition as its campaign heads into the home stretch.
Opposition to 1-cent sales tax initiative shows short list of contributors
Critics of the initiative to keep a 1-cent tax increase on the books promised a broad coalition to defeat it, but the “no” campaign’s fundraising haul came from only 13 groups and individuals, the latest campaign finance reports showed.
Prop. 204 opponents say they’ve followed proper reporting procedures
State Treasurer Doug Ducey, who is leading the campaign to defeat the 1 cent sales tax initiative, denied today allegations that his committee violated state campaign finance laws and called a complaint against him a “fishing expedition.”
Prop. 204 debate centers on Internet sales taxes
Critics of the state’s 1-cent sales tax initiative argued today that its passage would make it all but impossible to simplify the state’s sales tax code.
Property tax measure faces no opposition
A years-long quest to drastically lower property taxes on business equipment is finally on the ballot, without even a hint of organized opposition.
Proposition 116 would amend the Arizona Constitution to raise the limit on the amount of business personal property that is exempt from property taxes. The ballot measure would raise the exemption from $68,000 to the equivalent of the average annual earnings of 50 workers, which comes out to about $2.4 million.
Elimination of ‘95-105 rule’ seen as a new obstacle to ballot initiatives
The balance between election officials’ need for time to count signatures and petition gatherers’ need to satisfy a mathematical margin-of-error quietly tipped last year. The result is higher bar for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot.
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