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Spending public funds to oppose pot legalization OK, Brnovich says

Attorney general says it's OK to use public funds for marijuana legalization education campaign.

May 05, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

Gay marriage petition drive shuts down

PHOENIX — Facing a splintered gay-rights community, supporters of legalizing same-sex weddings in Arizona have pulled the plug on putting the issue to voters next year.

September 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Signatures are focus in Tucson city pension suit

Penmanship, telephone poles and felonies were some of the topics broached in Pima County Superior Court Judge James Marner's courtroom during a hearing on whether to throw off the ballot an initiative seeking to undo the city's pension system.

August 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Suit: Toss names on pension-vote petitions

Two city employees have sued to have an initiative dismantling the city pension system thrown off the ballot over what they contend are illegally collected signatures.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona legislator seeks to block possible referendum on voting-law changes

PHOENIX - Calling a referendum drive misleading, a state senator has launched a campaign to keep voters from overturning extensive changes to voting laws made by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Election sought on changes in voting law

PHOENIX - Voters may get the last word on a package of controversial changes to election laws - changes foes say are designed to depress turnout and throw roadblocks in the path of those who want to propose their own laws.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Petitions to change city's pension system are filed

Tucsonans are one step closer to deciding the fate of the city's pension system. A group seeking to overhaul the pension system submitted its initiative petitions to the city for verification Tuesday morning.

July 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GOP OKs series of changes in election law

PHOENIX - Republicans used the final hours of their just-ended legislative session to push through a series of changes in election laws that could give them advantages in future elections.

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona voters may get a chance to legalize pot

PHOENIX - Voters who have seen how medical marijuana works in Arizona may get a chance to extend the ability to use the drug to all other adults.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Senate panel OKs new rules for petitions

PHOENIX - A Senate panel voted Wednesday to throw additional hurdles in the path of Arizonans who want to write their own laws.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Kromko petition drive would ban city traffic-enforcement cameras

Kromko petition drive would ban city traffic-enforcement cameras

Tucsonans frustrated with the city's traffic cameras may get an opportunity to ban them this fall.

March 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Kromko petition drive would ban city traffic-enforcement cameras

Kromko petition drive would ban city traffic-enforcement cameras

Traffic passes through the intersection of East Broadway and Craycroft Road, where cameras take photos of red-light runners.

March 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Changes in initiative rules are considered

PHOENIX - State lawmakers are moving to put additional hurdles in the path of those who want to bypass the Legislature through initiatives. But one of them must be approved by voters themselves.

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…


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March 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cutting initiative time frame gains

PHOENIX - State lawmakers are making another bid to shorten the time individuals and groups have to put issues on the ballot.

February 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Last-ditch try in open-primary fight

PHOENIX - Challengers to the state's open primary system want another two hours to argue in court there are not enough valid signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

September 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Open primary could be on ballot regardless of ruling

PHOENIX - An attorney for backers of the open-primary initiative wants a judge to order the measure included on the ballot, even if he decides today it does not belong there.

August 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Open-primary effort apparently fails

PHOENIX - A move to create an open primary system in Arizona has apparently fallen short.

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona parks supporters target motorists for funds

PHOENIX - Unable to rely on state funding, supporters of the state parks system launched an initiative drive Friday to get Arizona motorists to provide the needed funds.

May 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Campaign seeks to retain 1¢ tax hike

PHOENIX - An initiative drive launched Friday seeks to make permanent the temporary 1-cent sales tax hike set to expire next year.

March 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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