Maricopa Voters To Decide On County Hospital Bond

May 30, 2014

Arizona voters are already looking at a crowded November ballot, with congressional seats and the governor’s office up for grabs and initiatives to be decided.

Maricopa County residents will have an additional task as they’ll be asked fall to vote on a $935 million bond measure to fund a new county hospital and a new behavioral-health facility.

The Board of Directors for the county’s publicly funded Maricopa Integrated Health System unanimously approved putting the measure on the ballot. We spoke to Mark Dewane, Vice Chairman of the Board, about the need for the funding.

Economist Jim Rounds talked about the general economic climate and the challenges of getting a bond measure passed.