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A bill that would prohibit the Citizens Clean Elections Commission from investigating allegations of campaign contribution limit violations is part of a “war on voters” by Republican lawmakers, leaders of voter-rights groups said last week. Read more»

Sen. Chester Crandell, R- Heber, authored legislation that would require school district bond overrides to be held only in even-numbered years.

A state lawmaker wants to require school district bond overrides to be held only in even-numbered years, saying that would provide the largest possible turnout. Read more»

Sen. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, shown in a 2012 file photo, wants voters to decide in 2014 whether to declare that Arizona can reject federal actions it deems unconstitutional and refrain from dedicating resources to enforcing them.

Arizona answers to the U.S. Constitution before it answers to the federal government and shouldn’t have to enforce any action from Washington it considers unconstitutional, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

Shellie Wenhold’s, whose 9-year-old son Jonathan suffered cardiac arrest during gym class at his Georgia school and didn’t survive, is advocating for legislation that would require Arizona schools to train students in CPR.

SB 1337, authored by Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, has won endorsements from the Senate Appropriation Committee and Senate Education Committee. The measure would require public schools and charter schools to have each student receive CPR training at least once between seventh and 12th grades. Read more»

Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber said sovereignty would put Arizona in charge of its forests, including managing logging and thinning, to prevent catastrophes such as the 2011 Wallow Fire, the largest wildfire in Arizona history. FILE PHOTO

Arizona voters will have a choice in November regarding whether or not to declare sovereignty over their state's natural resources. But the measure they'll be voting on, Proposition 120, may face legal challenges concerning its constitutionality. Read more»

The Gila River, running beside Larry Barney’s ranch, is prone to floods.

Lack of funding for staffing is threatening the Arizona Water Protection Fund, which provides grants to landowners to protect against flooding damage from the Gila River. Read more»

Sen. Frank Antenori, R-Vail

GOP legislators say voter initiatives limit their ability to appropriate funds from a tight budget and call the process an outright threat to a government. Read more»

Some Arizona legislators want Bibles in the classroom, but state teachers could find themselves punished if they bring other texts into public and charter schools. Read more» 2

Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, is the author of provision HCR 2005 requiring that all measures using state funds face reauthorization votes.

A bill introduced into by state Rep. Chester Crandall, R-Heber, would require that all voter-approved statewide measures involving money be returned to the ballot after five fiscal years. If voters reauthorize a measure, it would face another vote after six years. Read more»