A new report showing Arizona had the steepest education spending decreases nationwide in recent years strengthens the argument for a 1-cent per dollar sales tax benefiting schools, proponents of the initiative said Tuesday.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.
After a three-hour hearing that stretched into the early evening, the Republican-led Legislative Council yesterday approved an analysis for each of the 11 ballot measures that are expected to be voted on by the public in November. Most of the proposed analyses received bipartisan support, but two ballot language descriptions were particularly contentious.Read More »
A panel of legislators approved language for 11 ballot measures, including the proposals to raise sales taxes by 1 cent, after a contentious three-hour hearing on Monday.
But already, there are hints some of the panel’s decisions might end up getting challenged in court.
Multiple sources say that the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s public policy committee yesterday voted to recommend that the full chamber board oppose both the Open Government and Quality Jobs & Education initiatives when it meets next week to decide what stance to take on the slate of 2012 ballot measures.Read More »
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project took a big step today toward getting its initiative to legalize medical marijuana on the Arizona ballot by filing nearly 100,000 more signatures than are necessary to qualify its measure.Read More »