citizens initiative

healthcare, inflation, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurance, enrollment period, Biden, Trump
Aug 12, 2022

Petition to seek limits on medical debt challenged

Health advocacy group Healthcare Rising Arizona is pushing a citizens’ initiative to limit interest on medical debt, but they’re being challenged by Republicans who claim the petition collection violated state law. 

Sep 28, 2021

Tax cut likely to go to voters

It looks like Arizona voters are going to get the last word on a $1.5 billion tax cut approved by Republican lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Aug 9, 2021

Judge gives tax cut challengers time to gather signatures

A judge agreed Monday to give foes of the $1.9 billion in tax cuts approved by legislators enough time to see if they can gather the signatures to force a public vote before deciding whether their efforts are legal.

Jul 22, 2019

Brnovich prefers Legislature, not voters, to legalize recreational marijuana

Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a recreational marijuana program rather than risk an industry-crafted measure from becoming the law of the land at the ballot box.

Dec 31, 2018

Rep. Finchem bill proposes electronic signatures for ballot measures

A proposal by a Southern Arizona lawmaker could make it easier for groups to propose their own state laws and constitutional amendments.

The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer.
Nov 22, 2018

Justices: Subpoenaed petition circulators must show for court

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a legal tactic used by those seeking to keep voter-proposed laws off the ballot.

Save Our Schools Arizona spokeswoman Dawn Penich-Thacker addresses a crowd of volunteers and reporters after submitting more than 110,000 signatures to refer school voucher legislation to the 2018 ballot. The signatures were enough to put the legislation temporarily on hold on Aug. 8. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 8, 2018

Yes or no, ballot measure tricky vote

It seems a bit out of Alice in Wonderland. But if you support the goals of those who put Proposition 305 on the ballot -- opposition to expansion of vouchers -- you have to vote "no'' in November.

Jun 26, 2012

State elections officials reject sales tax initiative signatures

The Secretary of State today rejected the signatures of more than 290,000 voters who signed petitions to let the public decide in November whether the state’s sales tax should be increased by one cent to pay for education and construction projects.

Jun 20, 2011

Solar advocate files first ballot measure of ’12 cycle

A renewable energy advocate filed the first citizen initiative of the 2012 election, proposing a dramatic expansion of Arizona's tax incentives for solar power and a state-run exchange that would buy and sell special credits for solar power.