Stories tagged: "ballot initiative"


A voting sign points voters in the right direction to drop off ballots in Phoenix, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Voters OK 2 Initiatives, Reject 1 Ballot Measure

The passed propositions require disclosures on dark money contributions to political campaigns and cap medical debt interest rates at 3%.

FILE -  Voters deliver their ballots to a polling station on Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Texas has become the latest state where Republicans have rolled back access to voting methods that soared in popularity during last year’s pandemic presidential election. The Texas bill, expected to be signed soon by Gov. Greg Abbott, follows similar legislation this year in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa and some other GOP-controlled states. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
10 Measures Are on Your 2022 Ballot. Here’s What They Do.

This November, Arizonans will be asked to vote to deliver funding to rural fire departments, give tax breaks to veterans with disabilities, and even defend the ballot measure process itself.

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GOP Escalates Fight Against Citizen-led Ballot Initiatives in Arizona, Other States

Republican lawmakers in Arizona have placed constitutional amendments on the ballot proposing to make it harder to approve citizen initiatives in the future.

FILE - Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel speaks during oral arguments, in Phoenix on April 20, 2021. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday, April 21, 2022, ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov, Doug Ducey last year. The order signed by Chief Justice Brutinel does not explain the court's reasoning, saying a full opinion will be released later. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Arizona Voting Rights Initiative Will Not Be on the November Ballot

A series of court battles reduced the number of eligible petition signatures from more than 475,000 to fewer than 2,000 shy of the required 238,000.

FILE - Raevahnna Richardson signs an initiative petition supporting a gun-safety ballot measure on June 7, 2022, outside a library in Salem, Ore., as signature gatherer Rebecca Nobiletti holds the clipboard. The Rev. Mark Knutson, a chief petitioner of the initiative, said the effort has gathered enough signatures of registered voters to put the measure before voters in the November election. After the signatures are delivered to the secretary of state's office, they will be verified by election officials. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Three Arizona Ballot Measures Filed, but Abortion Measure Fails to Collect Enough Signatures

The two measures that met the signature threshold focus on predatory bill collection and ensuing that those funding elections are publicly known.

Thousands of protesters march around the Arizona Capitol after the Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision Friday, June 24, 2022, in Phoenix.  The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Fight For Reproductive Rights in Arizona is Far From Over

A reproductive rights organization is pushing for a constitutional amendment to the Arizona Constitution that would ensure protections for reproductive care services.

FILE - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey re-delivers his State of the State address in front of a Yuma crowd Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 inside Pivot Point Conference Center. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday, April 21, 2022, ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov, Doug Ducey last year.(Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
Arizona Supreme Court Reinstates Massive Income Tax Cuts Benefiting the Wealthy

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject Gov. Ducey's massive income tax cut.