More than $6 million was spent against the 2016 marijuana ballot initiative. Of that, about half came from three key sources. None are available in 2020 as proponents of legalized, recreational marijuana push a new measure at the ballot.
One ballot measure Arizona voters are deciding on in November is Proposition 207, which would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. The Republic’s Editorial Board revealed its support for the proposition Oct. 4, and The Show spoke with Phil Boas about why the paper made that decision.
Voter have to decide on two citizen initiatives that qualified for this year's ballot. The Show is bringing you elevator pitches of sorts from the supporters and the opponents of these proposals, starting with Proposition 208, or the Invest in Education Act.
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The Arizona Republic's editorial board gave the thumbs down to Proposition 208, also known as Invest in Ed. If passed, it would increase the income tax on people who make at least $250,000 a year to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's K-12 system.
Two years ago, advocates behind a proposed income tax surcharge that aimed to raise money for public education in Arizona — the Invest in Ed initiative — suffered a huge blow when the court ruled to remove it from the ballot. Now the future of the Invest in Ed, Proposition 208, is in the hands of the voters.
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A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project where she could drop off her early ballot to ensure it arrives on time.
Oct. 15 was the deadline to register to vote in November's election. Election officials across Arizona sent out the first wave of early ballots on Oct. 7.
While the presidential election and the race for the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat dominate the headlines, Arizona voters will also see a number of local races for school board seats and school district bond measures. One group wants to educate voters on education.
There are two statewide ballot propositions that Arizonans will get to vote on this year.
And, depending on where a voter lives, they might see several local ballot questions — either for their cities or school districts.
A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project how ballot initiatives, like Propositions 207 and 208, got their numbers.
Judges for four counties in Arizona, as well as those on the Arizona Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court face retention elections every four years. A KJZZ listener wanted to know how to make sense of all the judges listed on her mail-in ballot and decide which judges she wanted to vote to retain.
A Glendale listener asked if it was legal for political campaigns to mount their signs above other campaign signs. City zoning codes do limit the size of campaign signs, but don't say much about how high they can be mounted.
The placement of candidates’ names on ballots goes beyond alphabetical order. It depends on the type of election, the city and sometimes even the precinct. Arizona state law requires if two or more candidates appear on a ballot, precincts rotate the names of each candidate so that every name appears an equal number of times in every position.
The 2020 presidential election is coming in November and the Electoral College plays an important role in the process. Through our Q&AZ project, a listener asked: How electors are chosen in Arizona, and what are precinct committee people?
With the upcoming general election and growing concerns over the U.S. Postal Service, KJZZ listener Karen Davis asked through our Q&AZ project if she can get a receipt if she mails her ballot through the post office or have it delivered through certified mail.
Arizona’s top House Democrat has sent a letter to the NFL, following the signing of SB 1485 by Gov. Ducey. Rep. Reginald Bolding says sports franchises across the board are not oblivious to similar legislation being passed by majority-Republican state legislatures across the country.
Maricopa County Supervisor Jack Sellers said a letter concerning “serious issues” arising from the Arizona Senate’s partisan review of the county’s recent election is full of allegations that are false and ill-informed. → More Arizona Politics News
The Arizona Senate’s audit into the results of the 2020 election in Maricopa County will halt for a week as high school graduates take the place of ballots at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The ongoing effort is making headlines not just in Arizona, but nationwide — and now it’s put Arizona center stage on late night TV. → More Stories From The Show
Among the bills Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law during the current legislative session is one meant to tighten restrictions on doxxing — the process of revealing personal information about someone else online. The bill passed the Legislature with bipartisan support, but some are concerned it goes too far and may actually help limit political-related speech.