Prop. 105

Aug 16, 2019

Protect Phoenix by saying ‘no’ to Props. 105, 106

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Aug 9, 2019

Many groups urge Phoenix voters to reject anti-light rail Prop. 105

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Feb 3, 2017

A raft of bills would make Arizona’s initiative process more difficult

More than a century after Arizona’s voters gave themselves a Constitution and the right to write laws, legislators still can’t quite accept the fact that they have competition.

Mar 4, 2013

Contribution limit overhaul heads to Senate

A House bill that seeks to raise limits on campaign contributions could discourage candidates from using Arizona’s Clean Elections system, election officials warned.

Jan 9, 2013

Lawmaker wants to remind voters that ballot measures are permanent

If Arizonans knew that ballot measures were permanent and nearly impossible to change, Rep. Michelle Ugenti thinks that residents would think twice before approving the measures.

May 27, 2011

A battle of wills: Legislature tried to stop the Voter Protection Act before it started

Republican legislators have spent the past 12 years railing against the Voter Protection Act, but the reviled ballot measure that tied lawmakers’ hands was a largely self-inflicted and ironically unnecessary wound.

May 27, 2011

Fit to be tied: Republican lawmakers say Prop. 105 is too restrictive

The chorus of lawmakers calling for an overhaul of the Voter Protection Act quieted to a low murmur in 2011, but supporters say the dormant issue will be back on the Legislature’s agenda next year.

Several Republican legislators said they will revive their plans to change Proposition 105, the 1998 ballot measure that strictly limits the Legislature’s ability to tamper with voter-appro[...]

Feb 2, 2010

Panel approves ballot measure to repeal voter protection on spending

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a ballot measure Feb. 2 that will ask voters to repeal a state constitutional amendment limiting lawmakers' ability to amend voter-mandated spending.

Dec 17, 2009

Day 1: Tracking the fifth special session

The Legislature has begun the fifth special session of the year. Check back for up-to-the-minute updates on the action in the House and Senate.

Nov 13, 2009

GOP pushing for 1-day special session

Barring any surprises, Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to call the Legislature into special session in the next few days. But her 1-cent sales tax hike won't be on the table - at least not this time. Still up in the air is the possibility of doing a second special session, possibly in December, for another round of cuts and potentially approving revenue generating options.

Aug 12, 2009

Budget on life support again as sales tax fails

***UPDATED AT 8:45 P.M.*** After about seven months of trying, Republican leaders arrived at the Capitol on Aug. 12 with hopes that they had finally corralled enough votes in the Senate, including the support of a Democrat, to pass a budget for fiscal year 2010. But all that evaporated when a senator whose support Republicans were counting on was absent from the floor.