The Past, Present and Future of the Arizona Initiative

Reports and Publications
May 2017
David Berman

Two initiative-related measures were passed in the 2017 Arizona legislative session: One banned the practice of paying petition circulators on a per-signature basis and the other required that citizen initiatives be in strict compliance with the law rather than substantial compliance.
This Morrison Institute for Public Policy report takes a look at the overall operation of the initiative process, the likely consequences of and the challenges to the measures adopted, as well as what further changes are likely or might be on the horizon.