A Phoenix-based group that focuses on Constitutional freedom is proposing Arizona voters be allowed to reject federal actions. Led by a Phoenix businessman, Checks and Balances In Government has filed a ballot initiative to give the state authority to disregard federal acts they feel violate the U.S. Constitution.Read More »
Arizona is preparing to launch a new signature-gathering system that will fundamentally change the way political candidates go about qualifying for the 2012 ballot.
Beginning Feb. 1, voters will be able go online to sign nominating petitions for candidates who want to run for statewide office and the Legislature.
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.
Critics defeated five controversial immigration measures at the Capitol this month. But their legislative victory might have only spawned a bigger, more public battle. Some of the bills’ supporters are now threatening to bring the fight to the ballot box.Read More »
Arizona voters have rejected a measure that would have allowed sales or swaps of state trust land to help protect military bases or ranges.Read More »
2010 Ballot Measures Results as of 5p.m. Nov. 4Read More »
I will be voting no in November on Proposition 109. This proposition to amend the state Constitution is nothing more than power grab by politicians to take away voter-initiative rights and put all wildlife-management decisions in their hands.Read More »
Advocates for those who hunt and fish say a ballot proposition that would establish a constitutional right to those sports in Arizona is long overdue.Read More »
Proposition 302 on Arizona's general election ballot is about priorities. Passage of the referendum means tobacco tax dollars now allocated to an array of early childhood services under a 2006 voter-approved initiative would instead go into the general fund for the Legislature to appropriate.Read More »
Legislative budget analysts project that 66,000 Arizonans would register under a proposed medical marijuana program that is the subject of a November ballot question.Read More »