Proposition 208

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Jun 21, 2023

Court rules Arizona ban on per-signature pay for ballot initiatives constitutional

In a blow to groups trying to get voter-driven initiatives on the ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a law criminalizing per-signature payment is constitutional.

Jan 3, 2023

After 8 years, Ducey hands off a changed Arizona to Hobbs

Former Gov. Doug Ducey officially turned over the governor’s office to Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday, marking a shift in party power at the state’s highest office and the end of a lengthy and consequential era in Arizona politics. 

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Oct 20, 2022

2 ballot measures target citizen initiatives

Arizona residents could have an impact on the ballot initiative process when they vote for two ballot measures that have been criticized for restricting the power of future citizen initiatives.

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Sep 29, 2022

Flat tax to take effect 1 year early

Arizona will implement a flat 2.5% income tax starting next year – a year earlier than anticipated – Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Thursday. 

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Sep 8, 2022

Lake and Hobbs stress business-friendly policies

Gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, the current Democratic Secretary of State, provided a centrist stance that seemed aimed at the business community, during a candidate forum that the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted on Sept. 7. Meanwhile, Republican opponent Kari Lake emphasized many of the same policies she has touted throughout her campaign during the event.

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Jul 26, 2022

Taxpayers must fund tab for attorneys hired by lawmakers who killed Prop 208

Arizona taxpayers are going to pick up the tab for attorneys hired by Republican lawmakers who successfully killed a 2020 voter-approved plan to tax the state's most wealthy to fund education.

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Jul 22, 2022

Concerns about education funding impact start, end of session

The 2022 legislative session started and ended with concerns about a constitutional provision voters approved in 1980 that limits public school spending – even if the legislature has already allocated the money. 

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May 9, 2022

Lawyers for Prop 208 foes seek $1M in legal fees

Groups that killed a voter-approved tax to fund education in court now want nearly $1 million in legal fees from initiative organizers and the state.

Apr 28, 2022

After court losses, ballot initiative backers regroup

As in most recent election years, Arizonans will probably get the chance to vote on several ballot initiatives this November, but this year’s measures come on the heels of court rulings that have blocked a pair of high-profile proposals. 

Jan 7, 2022

School funding a ticking time bomb

Arizona schools are counting down to a March 1 deadline for the Legislature to override a cap on spending or face not being able to spend $1.1 billion already approved for them. 

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Jan 6, 2022

Repeal, replace ‘21 tax cut aims at Prop. 307

Education groups pushing a referendum to repeal the almost $2 billion in tax cuts passed last year say a new Republican plan to repeal and replace the cuts, which would nix their effort, is an attempt to undercut the will of the voters. 

Jan 3, 2022

Republicans eye repealing, replacing huge Arizona tax cuts

Arizona Republican lawmakers who pushed through a nearly $2 billion income tax cut in the last session are looking to repeal it and replace it with a new version