The following propositions will be on Arizona’s November ballot. Entries with CI indicates proposition was placed on ballot by citizen’s initiative. There are a couple not listed as they are facing court challenges and may not be on the November ballot. My own comments are in italics.
Prop. 100 [CI] – Proposed State constitutional amendment to prohibit the creation of any state level tax on the sale or transfer of real property
Prop. 101 [CI] – Proposed State constitutional amendment to guarantee the freedom of choice regarding health care providers and system
Prop. 102. – Proposed State constitutional amendment to defining marriage as being between a man and a woman only
Oppose. The state constitution should not be used to push one group’s beliefs upon the rest of the remaining citizenry. The initiative also allows for discriminatory laws to be established in the effort to “protect” marriage. Institutionalized or government sanctioned discrimination is still discrimination, regardless in this case of how you feel about homosexuality. My hope is that Arizona’s citizens will once again reject this discrimination proposition as it did the last time it was put to a public vote in 2006 (and later killed in the Legislature when those trying to subvert the will of the people tried to sneak it through anyway). Bishop Kirk S. Smith is far more eloquent on the true nature of this proposition and parallels my own opinion on the subject.
Prop. 105 [CI] – Proposed State constitutional amendment to prevent the subsequent passage of any initiative measure imposing additional taxes or spending, except when approved by a majority of all qualified voters, turnout notwithstanding
Approve. We’ve had too many initiatives passed where funding such initiative was left for politicians to determine without citizen consent of information.
Prop. 200 [CI] – Proposal to reform payday loan industry with pro-consumer changes: reduced rate limit, no cost repayment options, borrowing caps
Approve. A lot of problems have arisen for both citizens and illegals over the payday loan activities in Arizona.
Prop. 201 [CI] – Proposal to create a homeowners Bill of Rights. Includes certain rights: guaranteed 10 year warrantee, correction of construction mistakes, and participation in selecting repair contractors
Approve. I’ve known too many people who ended up stuck with substandard quality houses that they paid top dollar for and then were given the run around when trying to have problems resolved.
Prop. 202 [CI] – Proposal to enact further restrictions on the hiring of illegal aliens. Proposal would allow for revocation of business licenses and increased penalties for theft committed by illegal aliens.
Approve. The employee sanctions law that was passed has done well in curbing illegal workers in Arizona but there are still too many companies trying to skirt the law.
Prop. 300 – Proposal to increase the salaries of state legislators to $30,000.
Undecided at this time. The state legislators, for the most part, have actually done a reasonably good job lately. On the other hand, they’ve played a hand along with Governor Napolitano (D) in causing Arizona’s $1 billion shortfall. Sooo…..still considering this one.