Phoenix Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego’s proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona has some in the medical marijuana industry worried about losing their businesses.Read More »
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The Green Party has lost its automatic spot on Arizona ballots because it doesn't have enough registered party members and also didn't have enough members vote in last year's presidential election.Read More »
Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot
Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.
The deadline is approaching fast but organizers of a citizen referendum drive against a wide-ranging elections bill say they’re on track to get enough signatures to put HB2305 on the 2014 ballot.Read More »
Organizers of a grassroots conservative effort to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot are keeping quiet about their progress as they prepare for the final month of their signature-gathering efforts.Read More »
Former Mesa Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce has agreed to a low-level form of discipline for getting involved in the 2011 Legislative District 19 recall election of his brother, former Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Checks and Balances in Government initiative appears to have a slim chance of getting on the November ballot because a large percentage of the initiative’s petition signatures are invalid.Read More »
Rebuffed by the Secretary of State, the group that is spearheading the initiative to raise sales taxes by one cent went to court today in the hopes of compelling election officials to put the measure on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs Committee also asked the Maricopa Superior Court to expedite its hearing of the case. The group had turned in nearly 291,000 signatures on June 25.Read More »
The Senate primary contest pitting Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, and Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, was already turning out to be among the hottest races in Arizona this year.
This week, the temperature shot up a couple of degrees.