House panel OKs read-out loud change to initiative petitions
A House panel approved legislation Wednesday that could give foes of voter-proposed initiatives a new legal tool to keep them from ever getting to the ballot. Senate Bill 1094 would spell out that petition circulators have to read, out loud, the 300-word description that accompanies all initiatives. Alternately, they could allow would-be signers the time […]
Activists plan ballot measure to combat voting curbs
A coalition of community groups is asking Arizona voters to overturn a series of restrictions on registration and voting already enacted and those now being contemplated this year by the Republican-controlled legislature. Arizonans for Free and Fair Elections has taken the first steps to put a measure on the November ballot that would restore the […]
Senate eyes change to petition processes
State senators took the first steps Monday that would erect new hurdles in the path of Arizonans to propose their own laws and constitutional amendments. On a 4-3 party-line vote, Republicans on the Government Committee approved a measure that says that petitions circulators have to actually read out loud the 200-word description on every ballot […]
Voters out to veto 2021 legislation
The 2022 election may feature a clash of titans: citizens versus lawmakers.
Modest proposal to protect citizen rights to petition
Anyone who's been involved with an Arizona petition drive for a constitutional amendment, initiative or referendum might very well say that the “right of petition” has already been abridged.
Supreme Court restores proposed tax increase to ballot
Voters will get the opportunity to increase taxes for Arizona’s highest income earners to pay for education, the Arizona Supreme Court decided.
Arizona court gives teachers union tax hike ‘F’
Arizonans can breathe a sigh of relief, as well, knowing that at least for now, Invest in Ed’s deceptive scheme will not be put before the voters, saving the state from the massive near-$1 billion tax hike the proposal would have delivered — and the devastating consequences for individuals, businesses, and the state’s economy.
Proposed ballot measure seeks stricter conflict-of-interest laws for legislators
A new initiative proposal seeks to block state lawmakers from proposing and voting on measures that could benefit themselves and family members.
Hobbs asks court to dismiss challenge to 2014 election law
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is urging a federal judge to throw out a challenge to a law that could make it more difficult for groups to put initiatives on the ballot.
‘Sanctuary city’ effort approved for Tucson November ballot
Election officials have verified thousands of signatures to place an initiative on the ballot to make Tucson the state's first "sanctuary city."
Federal lawsuit challenges law to regulate signature gatherers
A new lawsuit seeks to strike down a statute that can invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition.
Justices explain why Invest in Ed measure booted from ballot
Citing confusing language that could trip up voters, five of Arizona’s Supreme Court justices explained their decision to bar a citizen initiative to raise taxes for education in a ruling released Friday morning.