charter cities

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Feb 28, 2023

Bid to kill home rule in 19 cities defeated

A bid to kill home rule in 19 cities was defeated Tuesday when two Republican senators who represent some of those areas refused to go along.

Jan 12, 2021

Supreme Court hears Tucson election case

An attorney for the city of Tucson asked Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday to slap back yet another effort by state lawmakers to tell charter cities when they have to hold their elections. Jean-Jacques Cabou said the whole purpose of the Arizona Constitution in allowing cities to adopt charters was to give them control of matters […]

Mar 17, 2015

State Supreme Court rules Legislature can’t tinker with local elections

For the second time in three years, the Arizona Supreme Court has blocked efforts by state lawmakers to control when charter cities can hold their elections.

Aug 19, 2014

Appeals court frees Arizona cities to hold elections when they want

Phoenix, Tucson and the state's 17 other charter cities can have their local elections pretty much when they want, no matter what state legislators say, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.