Ballot Initiative Series

Two wage-related measures could have vastly different effects

Two questions with implications for the mandated hourly minimum wage in Arizona could appear on the November ballot if a citizen initiative is determined to have collected enough valid signatures.  One measure’s place on the ballot is already secured by virtue of being referred to the ballot by the state Legislature.  Proposition 138  Proposition 138 […]

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Under Proposition 312, property owners could be eligible for tax refund if cities fail to enforce public nuisance laws

Frustrated by the effects of municipal governments’ unwillingness to adequately address a growing homelessness problem, Arizona lawmakers in 2024 passed HCR 2023, which gives voters this November the chance to decide whether property owners should receive financial relief for government’s failures.  Proposition 312  Set to take effect in the 2025 tax year and continue through

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Maricopa County voters to decide on transportation tax extension

Voters in Maricopa County in November will decide whether a sales tax first approved in 1985 should be extended for an additional 20 years.  Proposition 479  Proposition 479 asks Maricopa County voters whether the current half-cent sales tax for transportation should be extended. The measure does not impose any new taxes, nor does it mandate

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Arizona voters to decide whether initiative petition signatures should be gathered statewide

Arizona voters in November will decide whether petition signatures gathered by backers of citizen initiatives should come from a broader cross-section of Arizona. Current law Proposition 134 would require signatures to be collected from each of the state’s 30 legislative districts. Under current law, petition circulators can collect signatures without regard to the legislative district

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