Arizona Legislature

This post was updated at 9:30 a.m. on Tue, Nov. 15. State senators and house representatives in all 30 of Arizona’s legislative districts were up for a vote during Tuesday’s general election. In Legislative District 6, Republican incumbent senator Sylvia Allen currently leads Democrat Nikki Bagley by about 1,716 votes.

Arizona voters head to the polls Tue, Nov. 8 for the 2016 U.S. general election. The primary focus this election, of course, is the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein also appear on the ballot. Voters will also weigh in on a wide variety of local, state and national candidates and initiatives. Polls are open statewide from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early ballots cannot be mailed at this point and...

The Arizona Republic

Arizona House Speaker David Gowan says he's suspending his campaign for Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.

Arizona voters head to the polls tomorrow to decide on an Education Finance Amendment, Proposition 123. It would settle a lawsuit brought against the state by public schools for failure to increase K-through-12 funding based on inflation during the recession. It would also give a $3.5-billion-dollar cash injection to public schools over the next 10 years. More than 60 percent of that money would come from the State Land Trust, given to Arizona upon statehood in 1912 as a means to generate revenue for schools. Opponents of Prop 123 say the settlement jeopardizes the land trust and should be paid entirely out of the state’s general fund. Supporters believe it’s an immediate opportunity to pump money into K-through-12 education. Both sides admit it’s a short term plan to the issue of school funding. KNAU reached out to voices on both sides of Prop 123. Morgan Abraham, a Tucson investment advisor and the chairman of the No on Prop 123 campaign, spoke with Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris. Flagstaff City Councilman, Jeff Oravits supports the amendment and spoke with Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius.

The Arizona Republic

One of the two ballot propositions Arizona voters will decide in tomorrow’s special election is Prop 124 . As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would reform the state’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.

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