What it does
Why vote FOR it
Who supports it
Why vote AGAINST it
Who opposes it:
Rejection of unconstitutional federal actions
Allows the state to prohibit the state and all local governments from using personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with a federal action or program the state deems not consistent with the Constitution of the United States.
Supporters say it will block state and local taxes from being spent to enforce federal laws Arizonans find to be illegal.
Republican Congressmen David Schweikert, Paul Gosar and Trent Franks; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Doug Ducey; Goldwater Institute
Opponents say it will allow the state to avoid or erode numerous environmental protections and it will land the state in court for being unconstitutional.
Sierra Club, Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
Use of investigational drugs, biological products or devices by terminal patients
Allows manufacturers to make investigational drugs, biological products or devices available to eligible terminally ill patients and exempts physicians from regulatory action based solely on their recommending such treatments.
Federal Drug Administration approval of new drugs can take decades. Gives terminally ill patients a place to turn when all other options are exhausted.
Gov. Jan Brewer, Goldwater Institute, State Rep. Ethan Orr, Americans for Prosperity-Arizona, Tenth Amendment Center
Opponents say it involves the use of unproven drugs. Creates false hope for patients because federal law may still block manufacturers from providing experimental treatments. May cause patients to waste time that could be used on more effective treatment.
Arizona BioIndustry Association, State Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales
Legislative pay raise:
Increases the annual salary of 30 state senators and 60 state representatives from ,000 to ,000.
Supporters say higher pay will attract the best quality candidates for office and fairly compensate them for the time they serve. Lawmakers have not gotten a raise since 1998.
Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers, Arizona Judges Association
Serving in the Legislature is a part-time job. Lawmakers already receive a generous per diem, mileage and health and retirement benefits in addition to their salaries.
Salary Commission members Karen Johnson and Brian Kaufman
Pima Animal Care Center bonds
Authorizes the sale of million in bonds to pay for a new, larger animal care facility.
Supporters say the existing animal care facility is obsolete and over-crowded, lacking adequate space to house animals and provide treatment as the county moves toward euthanizing fewer animals.
Pets Are Worth Saving citizens group, former county Supervisor Dan Eckstrom, Pima County Democratic Party, League of United Latin American Citizens
Opponents say the bonds will raise taxes at a time when the economy is still weak and there are more important needs. They blame a change in county policy to treat less adoptable animals instead of euthanizing them for the overcrowding.
Stop Prop 415 citizens committee, County Supervisor Ally Miller, legislative candidate Vince Leach
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