mail-in ballots arriving at homes across the state, AFP-Arizona wants
to make sure that citizens are informed on the key issues they must
decide between now and November 4.
Below are quick summaries of AFP-Arizona's
positions on several ballot propositions that will be decided by voters
on the November 4 ballot. You can read more in-depth analysis at AFP-Arizona's website.
YES on Arizona Proposition 122: Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal Actions
-- Prop 122 will provide Arizonans with a way to protect themselves
from overreaching and harmful federal policies. AFP-Arizona strongly
endorses Prop 122.
YES on Arizona Proposition 303: Use of Investigational Drugs, Biomedical Products and Devices
-- Prop 303 would allow terminally ill patients in Arizona to procure
experimental drugs that have not completed the full FDA trial process
(but have been deemed safe by FDA). AFP-Arizona strongly encourages
citizens to vote YES on Prop 303 to protect the health and safety of
terminally ill patients and strike a blow for the freedom of individuals
to make their own health care decisions.
NO on Maricopa County Proposition 480
- Prop 480 would spend $935 million to fund new and updated
facilities for the Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. If passed, the
proposition would result in a significant property tax increase.
Maricopa County taxpayers already greatly subsidize health care for the
less fortunate, and there are already sufficient health care options,
including vast private hospital systems, available to Maricopa County
residents. Prop 480 has little accountability for how the money is
used, and it would subsidize government health facilities in unfair
competition with private health care enterprises.
NO on Pima County Proposition 415
-- Prop 415 would issue $22 million in bonds for the expansion and
renovation of the Pima Animal Care Facility. Pima County taxpayers are
already being subjected to a property tax levy increase of $45 million,
or approximately $50 on a typical house, and the Animal Care Center has
already received a $1 million increase in its operating budget for
expanded shelter operations, medical treatment, and spay/neuter
YES on City of Phoenix Proposition 487
- Prop 487 would solve the City's nearly $1.5 billion unfunded
pension liability problem by moving new employees to a plan similar to
the 401k plans that are common in the private sector. Prop 487 would
fix the City's scandalous $190 million pension spiking problem by
limiting the excess pension benefits given to current employees.