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Stacks of voters' signatures were delivered to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office on Aug. 8 after Save Our Schools Arizona collected more than 110,000 signatures in three months. If it survives legal challenges, the referendum will appear on the 2018 general election ballot as Proposition 305. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 16, 2018

Behind the Ballot: Spread thin

If donors are asked repeatedly to open their wallets for both the candidates and the causes they care most about, will the available dollars be spread too thin?

Jul 5, 2018

Group submits petition signatures for renewable energy ballot measure

Pushing ahead where utility regulators so far will not, advocates of more renewable energy filed more than 480,000 signatures Thursday to put the question on the November ballot.

May 25, 2018

Big push on ballot referrals ends with just 2 passed

The Arizona Legislature referred two measures to the ballot this year, more than lawmakers referred in 2016 when they instead focused their attention on trying to defeat several citizen initiatives.

Apr 9, 2018

Billionaire Tom Steyer to spend $2 million on AZ youth vote initiative

Hoping to incite a blue wave in Arizona, billionaire mega-donor Tom Steyer will pour at least $2 million into state elections this year.

Feb 23, 2018

Big money already at play in newly filed clean-energy initiative

The state’s largest utility wasted no time in spending money to discredit a ballot measure that seeks to increase renewable energy goals.

Feb 12, 2018

Anti-Trump group seeks to put energy policy on ballot

Bill Scheel, a campaign consultant helping set up the petition drive, said Monday there is a coalition of civic and health organizations who do not believe the current renewable energy standard goals set by the Arizona Corporation Commission are sufficient.