The Senate today gave preliminary approval to a ballot measure that aims to dismantle the public financing of candidates in elections. Before voters can decide the fate of the public campaign financing system, the measure still needs the full vote of the Senate and must be approved by the House of Representatives.Read More »
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In ordinary circumstances, the most politically safe and easy course of action is to do nothing. On the other hand, it’s especially risky to foment actions that would alter the outcomes of voter initiatives.
In the case of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, it’s important to conclude one way or another whether the intent and desires of the voters have been violated. If they have been, we should provide voters the mechanism with which to fix the situation. It’s obvious to me the process was hijacked.
In 1998, Arizona voters decided to bar the Legislature from making changes to initiatives and referendums without a three–quarters vote in each house. But Rep. Chester Crandell has proposed that any voter-approved measure using public funds later face reauthorization votes by the public.Read More »
If a proposed constitutional amendment wins voter approval this fall, the threshold for raising taxes at all levels of government in the state will be made significantly higher and could make it nearly impossible for tax increases or extensions to ever occur.Read More »
Imagine hiring a builder to add a kitchen on to your house. You agree to a price, sign a contract, and take out a loan. But without consulting you, the builder decides instead to build a garage. You would sue him for violating the contract and you would win.
This is exactly what Cave Creek School District did when it broke its contract with the voters.
A group led by former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson on Tuesday proposed a major redesign of Arizona's election system, launching a ballot measure campaign to ask voters to replace the current separate party primaries with a single ballot.Read More »
Phoenix will be using a new voting system in its municipal election, allowing voters to cast ballots at any of 26 voting centers.Read More »
Monday is the last day that Phoenix residents will be able to register to vote in the mayoral and council election next month.Read More »
Arizona voters continue to skip the party. The Secretary of State's Office says new registration figures show independents outnumbered Democrats for the first time in January.Read More »
The Arizona Secretary of State's office says about 2,000 people registered to vote in the state since April.Read More »