Arizona Elections

Benjamin Kreutzberg said the plan language of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act permits patients to have "usable marijuana.'' That, he told the justices, means the flowers and leaves of the plant. Anything else, including preparations made by extracting the resin— and the psychoactive THC — remains strictly illegal.
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission this morning took up the issue once again of regulating so-called "dark money" groups.
Aug. 20, 2015
The Arizona Democratic Party would seem to have an uphill climb to be as competitive in statewide races as it would like.
Aug. 12, 2015
A former Republican legislator and a Flagstaff doctor are launching a campaign to repeal the death penalty in Arizona.
Aug. 7, 2015
The fact that some cities hold municipal elections in off years was the subject of a lawsuit. After the Arizona Legislature passed a law to consolidate city elections in even-numbered years — the cities won.
Jul. 31, 2015
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon. On the agenda is a briefing on two lawsuits currently pending against the panel.
Jul. 28, 2015
Chandler voters will be receiving a ballot in the mail this week. The special election calls for voters to decide whether Chandler should continue to have elections coinciding with state elections in August and November.
Jul. 27, 2015
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Thursday morning decided to continue looking at a proposed rule, which would require some so-called "dark money" groups to disclose where they get their cash.
Jul. 24, 2015
Navajo Nation Votes To Relax Language-Fluency Requirement For Candidates
Navajo voters approved a referendum Tuesday that makes it possible for the tribe’s next president and vice president to be non-Navajo-speaking. The historic vote relaxes the fluency requirement.
Jul. 22, 2015
The progressive Netroots Nation conference brought Democratic presidential hopefuls to Phoenix this weekend. Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley tried to garner support among Arizonans.
Jul. 19, 2015
Activists took over a Phoenix town hall meeting with Democratic presidential candidates Saturday. The group successfully dominated the rest of the conversation.
Jul. 18, 2015
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is making a stop in Phoenix and interest in his campaign has prompted a change in venue.
Jul. 16, 2015
The politics of immigration are back in the front seat as the presidential race starts to move into high gear.
Jul. 15, 2015
John McCain now has a Republican primary opponent in his bid for a sixth term next year.
Jul. 14, 2015
Event organizers are expecting thousands of people to turn out on Saturday to hear Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak out against illegal immigration. But some Arizona Republican leaders worry Trump’s message will be damaging for the party and the state’s image.
Jul. 10, 2015
The candidate list for August’s mayoral election in Phoenix is now official. Mayor Greg Stanton is only facing off against two opponents: Matthew Jette and Anna Brennan.
Jun. 12, 2015
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will ask a court to allow her to intervene in a case involving fines levied against an independent expenditure group by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, her spokesman said Wednesday.
Jun. 4, 2015
A Navajo Nation referendum election on whether to effectively scrap a requirement that candidates for tribal president and vice president speak the Navajo language fluently has been rescheduled to July 21.
Jun. 3, 2015
Secretary of State Michele Reagan will no longer enforce a law designed to give targets of last-minute political “attack ads” time to respond.
May. 28, 2015
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has decided to jump into the 2016 Senate race to challenge incumbent Sen. John McCain — presuming McCain defeats any GOP primary opponents.
May. 27, 2015
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will have an uphill battle against longtime incumbent Sen. John McCain when she runs for his Senate seat in 2016.
May. 26, 2015

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