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Arizona Budget Discussion Stalled For Special Wildfire Session
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a special session for the state Legislature focused on wildfire mitigation and prevention. Ducey says wildfires are the new top priority, so the ongoing state budget discussions are moved to the back burner.
Arizona Special Election Results Official Despite Lingering Questions On Legality Of Prop 123, Missing Pamphlets
Governor Doug Ducey says he's confident Arizona schools will soon see the millions of dollars promised with the passage of Proposition 123. That's despite concerns raised by critics like State Treasurer Jeff Dewit who contend the referendum could be illegal and have asked the state attorney general for his opinion.
May 27, 2016
Mi Familia Vota Works To Increase Civic Participation Among Latinos
How powerful could Latino voters be in Arizona’s August primary and November’s general election? Analysts have expected Latino turnout to get bigger and more impactful — but it hasn’t lived up to expectations.
May 25, 2016
Reaction To Donald Trump Compared To 1964 Campaign Of Barry Goldwater
A recent article in Slate compared the reaction to Trump to what was happening in the 1964 campaign of presidential nominee and longtime Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater.
May 25, 2016
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Approve Special Election Results
Before the election, the county announced they were working to make the election process easier after the issues with long lines and limited polling places during the Presidential Preference Election in March.
May 25, 2016
Secretary Of State Michele Reagan, IBM At Odds Over Arizona Election Pamphlet Responsibility
When 200,000 households didn’t get their publicity pamphlets in the time frame required before this month’s special election, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan blamed a “vendor error” on the problem, while also taking responsibility.
May 24, 2016
IBM To Reagan: Arizona Election Pamphlet Snafu Not Our Fault
After being blamed for an error leading to hundreds of thousands of election pamphlets not being sent out on time, IBM has fired back at Arizona’s Secretary of State.
May 24, 2016
Arizona Education Advocates Ready To Invest In $3.5B From Proposition 123
The votes have been counted and Proposition 123 has been approved by the voters. Now, advocates for the education funding bill are ready to move on to the next phase.
May 23, 2016
Whats Next For Arizona Education, Educators After Proposition 123?
Some ballots are still left to be counted, but supporters of Proposition 123 have declared victory for the K-12 funding measure.
May 20, 2016
Maricopa County Votes Are In — And Now Theyre Looking To Future Elections
It was an easily decided win for the firefighters and police pension plan, Proposition 124. However, it was a close victory for the education funding bill, Proposition 123, which received just less than 52 percent of the vote.
May 20, 2016
Pro-Prop 123 Margin Widens, Arizona Treasurer DeWit Wont Concede Yet
Proposition 123, the measure that would boost education funding by tapping the state’s land trust, is looking more likely to pass. Governor Ducey announced a victory Thursday night, though votes are still being counted.
May 20, 2016
Phoenix Man Sues Over Prop 123
A Phoenix man has filed a lawsuit to stop Proposition 123.
May 19, 2016
Arizona Proposition 123 Votes Still Being Counted
The ballots for Proposition 123 are still being counted Wednesday. Early and provisional ballots are the last to be tallied in a very close race.
May 18, 2016
Why Is Arizona Proposition 123 Vote So Close?
Proposition 123 is still too close to call. We spoke with Barrett Marson of Marson Media about the factors that led to such an evenly-split vote.
May 18, 2016
Arizona Election Day Brings Voters, Signature Gatherers To Polls
Today is Election Day in Arizona. As voters decide Propositions 123 and 124 — and after the long lines and other problems that plagued Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election in March — all eyes were on polling places today.
May 17, 2016
Attorney Calls For Arizona Secretary Of States Impeachment After Ballot Pamphlet Mishap
An Arizona attorney who tried unsuccessfully to stop next week’s special election is now calling for the impeachment of Secretary of State Michele Reagan.
May 13, 2016
Arizona AG Will Not Delay May 17 Election Because Of Ballot Guide Glitch
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will not delay next week’s special election because of a glitch that prevented hundreds of thousands of voters from receiving their ballot guides in time.
May 12, 2016
Arizona Governor, Treasurer At Odds Over Proposition 123
There seems to be a growing political divide between Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Treasurer Jeff Dewit.
May 11, 2016
The Impact Of Ballot Measures In Arizona
What’s the broader impact of ballot measures on Arizona and how common or uncommon is it for proposed policy shifts to go to voters across the country?
May 11, 2016
Donald Critchlow Lays Out Strategies For Republican Party In Future Right
During this election year, there are broad discussions about whether trends are favorable to either Democrats or Republicans generally and whether either party stands to dominate future elections.
May 11, 2016
Donald Trump May Complicate Sen. John McCains Reelection Race
McCain has vowed to back whoever is the Republican nominee, including Trump. But that support for Trump could make McCain’s own reelection race much tougher.
May 6, 2016