State senators voted Monday to let special interests give candidates more cash, even as they threw another roadblock in the path of voters wanting to enact their own laws.Read More »
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Unable to get any traction at the state Capitol, union foes are preparing to bring the fight to the 2014 ballot and let Arizonans decide whether automatic paycheck deductions should be banned.
A group called Protect Employee Paychecks recently filed an initiative with the Secretary of State. Unlike the proposals that are stuck in the Legislature, the initiative would affect both public and private unions.
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.Read More »
A Republican-controlled legislative committee illegally crafted a biased description of a proposed sales tax initiative in hopes of convincing voters to reject it, a judge ruled Thursday.Read More »
Two prominent Latino leaders requested to be added as plaintiffs in a lawsuit aimed at stopping a ballot measure that would make a major change to Arizona's election process, claiming the change would lead to fewer minority candidates being elected in Arizona.Read More »
A ballot initiative to increase the state’s sales tax to fund education and construction jobs took two blows today when Gov. Jan Brewer and one of the state’s largest business groups came out against the measure.Read More »
A group has filed petitions aimed at banning all new billboards in Phoenix.Read More »
A group espousing California-style property tax limits has renewed its drive, filing another citizen initiative after failing to qualify for last year’s ballot.Read More »
A citizen referendum could put Arizona's new illegal immigration law on hold for more than two years, depending on when its organizers turn in the required number of valid signatures. A group calling itself One Arizona filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office on April 28 to begin a petition drive to overturn S1070.Read More »
Senators voted March 25 to tax the sale of marijuana, anticipating that the public will approve its use for medical reasons this November.Read More »