ballot initiative

light rail, sales tax, transportation, Hobbs
Jun 14, 2023

Prop 400 gridlock spurs possibility of initiative

Gov. Katie Hobbs and the Legislature are gridlocked over a half-cent sales tax extension in Maricopa County, and regional leaders are saying they want to bring an initiative to voters statewide to bypass lawmakers.

Aug 17, 2021

Free Enterprise Club seeks voter ID requirements for mailed ballots

The Free Enterprise Club and a group of Republican lawmakers announced their new initiative on the Senate lawn Tuesday afternoon against a backdrop of Trump supporters who shouted down reporters and yelled over state senators.

Jun 8, 2021

Attacks on ballot initiatives are anti-democratic

Arizonans do not want to see ballot initiatives go away and we should not have to give up our constitutional protections to this right any time soon. Arizona representatives owe it to their constituents to vote no on SCR1024, SB1531 and HB2891 to save the people of Arizona’s constitutional right to democratic participation.

Aug 25, 2019

California union seeks pay raise for Arizona hospital workers

A California union is funding a measure in a bid to convince Arizona voters to force hospitals here to pay their workers more.

Oct 25, 2018

AG questions cities and towns about opposition to Prop 127

Six Arizona counties and towns appear to have broken the law by adopting resolutions opposing a ballot measure to boost the use of renewable energy in the state, according to letters sent Thursday by the Attorney General’s Office.

Oct 2, 2018

Ducey continues claim Garcia tried to ‘rig’ education tax proposal

Gov. Doug Ducey has reaffirmed his claim that David Garcia tried to "rig" the election for a sales tax for education even though there is no evidence the Democrat gubernatorial hopeful had any role in crafting the measure.

Aug 23, 2018

Court ruling, lack of signatures sink ‘dark money’ ballot measure

A new court decision Thursday has left backers of a ban on "dark money'' even further from their goal of getting the measure on the ballot.

Aug 17, 2018

Mass subpoenas to be tested in challenge to energy measure

Opponents of a ballot measure to increase Arizona’s use of renewable energy have the right to subpoena more than 1,600 individuals who gathered signatures to get the proposed law on the ballot.

Steve Farley and David Garcia
Jul 13, 2018

Education divide: Dems Farley, Garcia clash on K-12 education policy

Sen. Steve Farley has finally embraced the campaign to raise taxes on wealthy Arizonans to boost education funding after weeks of taking a wait-and-see approach to the Invest in Education Act.

These structures store spent fuel. Officials say Palo Verde has enough space to store used fuel indefinitely while the federal government decides where to place a permanent national storage facility. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Griselda Nevarez)
May 21, 2018

Clean energy ballot measure could close nuclear plant

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest power producer, and if the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative appears on the ballot in November, voters will decide the plant’s future.

May 7, 2018

Ducey confident new revenues can put $1B into education in next few years

Gov. Doug Ducey took a swat Monday at an initiative designed to raise taxes on the wealthy to finance education.

Apr 30, 2018

Budget calls for school districts to divvy up pay increase

The final version of the budget deal negotiated between GOP leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey puts $273 million into the $10.4 billion spending plan for the coming year specifically for teacher pay hikes.