arizona voters

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Sep 19, 2023

Arizonans might get chance to ditch historic system of electing public officials

Arizonans may get the chance to scrap the historic system by which nominees for public office are chosen, a move that, if successful, could reshape the state Legislature and congressional delegation.

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Jul 27, 2023

Survey: Young Arizona voters more engaged, informed than earlier generations

Arizona’s young voters, ages 18 to 29, may have been the state’s most engaged youth electorate group ever, driven in 2022 by concerns about cost of living and reproductive rights.

Feb 23, 2017

House passes legislation that critics call assault on the initiative process

The Arizona House of Representatives late Thursday approved a measure designed to make it more difficult to get initiatives on the ballot by limiting the use of paid circulators.

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Jan 7, 2017

Lawmakers plan assault on voters’ right to make laws

State legislators are planning an assault on the constitutional right of Arizonans to enact their own laws unfettered by legislative interference.

Dec 9, 2013

Medical marijuana businesses worry about legalization legislation

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.

Nov 26, 2013

State Supreme Court rules killer’s record won’t be wiped clean

The Arizona Supreme Court decided Nov. 21 to leave intact the criminal record of a death row inmate who died of natural causes before his case ended.

Parties focused on Election Day turnout efforts
Nov 26, 2013

One question dominates congressional race in southern Arizona

At a Pima County Republican Party luncheon in Tucson, voters arrive to hear a speech from the latest GOP candidate to enter the race to serve Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

Nov 14, 2013

Arizona’s hourly minimum wage going up by 10 cents for 2014

For about three years, Katherine Castillo has worked as a hotel housekeeper earning Arizona’s minimum wage of $7.80 an hour.

Nov 1, 2013

Reforming election reform

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.

Sep 9, 2013

Marijuana reform group: Arizona legalization initiative planned for 2016

By 2017, Arizonans will be free to possess, use and even grow marijuana, regardless of any medical condition, if the group that helped pass the state’s 2010 medical marijuana initiative in 2010 is successful again.

House Dems pick Campbell, Gallego, Wheeler for leadership
Aug 23, 2013

Democrats’ agenda will resonate with Arizona voters in 2014 and beyond

As we considered sites for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, we looked for a location that would demonstrate our party’s ability and willingness to compete in states that have traditionally been Republican strongholds. We chose Arizona.

Aug 12, 2013

Picking up ballots

Mysterious visits to south Phoenix home became catalyst for new elections law

Rey Valenzuela was at his home in south Phoenix during election season last year when a young man, clipboard in hand, knocked on his door and asked for his wife.