A judge has overturned a state official's decision to keep a proposed sales tax increase off Arizona's November ballot because of a paperwork error. If Judge Robert Oberbillig's ruling stands, the ruling means the proposed penny-on-the-dollar increase goes on the ballot if petition checks confirm that supporters submitted enough voter signatures.Read More »
The Open Government Committee has had the campaign trail all to itself for the past year as it collected signatures and spread the word about the “top-two” primary election system it hopes to create in Arizona.Read More »
A former Republican congressman and the Maricopa County attorney are spearheading an effort to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment that would end partisan primaries in Arizona.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she opposes a proposed state sales tax increase. Initiative petitions filed last month would have Arizona voters decide in November on a permanent increase of a penny on the dollar.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer says she's not taking any further steps to have legislators consider election-law changes but that it doesn't mean she likes an initiative measure to dramatically change Arizona's primary system.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 planned special session to modify an initiative to create a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona won’t happen after some senators pulled their support because they didn’t think Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal went far enough.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer wants lawmakers to refer a measure to the ballot to correct what she views as the most glaring problem with a proposal to create a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona.
But while many lawmakers have talked for months about referring a competing ballot measure that could potentially sink the Open Elections/Open Government Act in November, Brewer wants to keep the focus of a planned special session narrow.
A Scottsdale businessman has already spent $1.2 million and even mortgaged his house to put a measure on the ballot that he says would allow Arizona to nullify any federal law it deems unconstitutional. And he’s vowed to spend whatever it takes on the campaign to make sure it passes in November.Read More »
A campaign seeking to create a “top-two” primary election system submitted 365,486 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, a campaign that has thus far cost nearly $1 million.Read More »