Understanding Arizona’s Propositions

Arizona made from puzzle pieces
Reports and Publications
October 2018
David R. Berman

Arizona voters will be asked to pass judgment on five measures on the ballot in the November 2018 general election. Four propositions call for amendments to the Arizona Constitution.


Two propositions were placed on the ballot by the Legislature, two others through the initiative process and the remaining one via a signature-gathering campaign challenging legislation passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the governor.


As in past years, ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy examined Arizona’s propositions to offer voters independent and nonpartisan assessments based on relevant documents and views expressed by subject-matter specialists and those who support and oppose particular measures.


“Understanding Arizona’s Propositions” will provide information on each ballot proposal, how each came about, what it would do if passed, and its likely impact.

PDFs are available for download:

Proposition 125: State Retirement Plans

Proposition 126: Taxes on Services

Proposition 127: Renewable Energy

Proposition 305: ESA Program Expansion

Proposition 306: Clean Elections Commission