Unwilling to wait to even see what's proposed, the state Republican Party has started raising money to quash a plan to create an “open primary” system.Read More »
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The Arizona Capitol Times recently reported the same people behind the failed jungle primary initiative in 2012 plan on taking another run at it in 2016. Only this time jungle primary supporters intend to team up with another group of liberals pushing an aggressive regulatory agenda designed to relieve Arizonans of our free speech rights—all under the guise of eliminating so-called dark money.Read More »
Voters are deciding a host of ballot measures across Arizona on Election Day, including three statewide propositions.Read More »
Voters are going to have an unusually short list of ballot propositions in the general election as lawmakers in 2014 referred only one measure to the people.Read More »
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.Read More »
The race is on to woo voters for a slate of ballot measures passed by the 50th Legislature on property taxes, government financing, trust land and states’ rights.
Some of the seven propositions on the November 2012 ballot have dry subjects that might be difficult to grasp, making it all the more important for backers to get organized and present a coherent message, said David Berman, a professor at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy.
The chorus of lawmakers calling for an overhaul of the Voter Protection Act quieted to a low murmur in 2011, but supporters say the dormant issue will be back on the Legislature’s agenda next year.
Several Republican legislators said they will revive their plans to change Proposition 105, the 1998 ballot measure that strictly limits the Legislature’s ability to tamper with voter-approved measures.