Invest in Ed tax to boost teacher pay, school funding, grabs early lead
Wealthy Arizonans may face a higher marginal tax rate to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion a year if the Invest in Ed ballot measure hangs onto its small lead when all ballots are counted.
Democrats hope to turn 2018 gains into real power in 2020 and beyond
For the past few election cycles, Arizona Democrats have talked a big game about winning control of one of the state’s legislative chambers before falling short of the majorities that have eluded them through decades of Republican control. Things could be different this year.
Senate ends annual legislative session without taking up bills
For the second time this month, the Senate has adjourned the 2020 legislative session. This time, it may stick.
New push to tax wealthiest Arizonans for K-12 funding launches
Arizona schools would get nearly $1 billion in new funding annually from a tax on the wealthiest Arizonans, under a proposal unveiled Monday by a coalition of teachers, unions and public education advocates.
Progressive initiative seeks transformative election, voter registration changes
A wide-ranging ballot measure being pushed by progressive activists would represent one of the biggest overhauls of election laws in Arizona history with the aim of making it easier for people to vote and limiting the influence of corporations, lobbyists and the wealthy on campaigns and government.
Measure planned to bar ‘self-dealing’ at the Capitol, curb restrictions on initiative measures
The Democracy and Accountability Act would strengthen conflict-of-interest laws at the legislature, which critics have long decried as toothless and inadequate. It would also scrap a ban on door-to-door ballot collections, a practice that used to be a common tactic in Democratic campaigns and which Republicans refer to as “ballot harvesting.”
California union launches sweeping health care ballot measure campaign
Health care workers would get a substantial pay raise, patients would get new protections against unexpected bills for out-of-network providers, the state would get new powers to enforce anti-infection cleanliness standards and a key provision of the Affordable Care Act would get a new guarantee in Arizona under the provisions of a ballot measure being […]