RECOMMENDATION OF THE
COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS AS TO LEGISLATIVE SALARIES
HAS BEEN CERTIFIED TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND IS HEREBY SUBMITTED TO THE
QUALIFIED ELECTORS FOR THEIR APPROVAL OR REJECTION.
PROVIDES FOR AN INCREASE
IN THE SALARIES OF STATE LEGISLATORS FROM $24,000 TO $30,000 PER YEAR.
RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS
CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE SALARIES BE ACCEPTED?" YES NO
APPROVED BY THE ELECTORS, SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT
REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION WITHOUT ANY OTHER AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION.
"For" Proposition 300
support Proposition 300, which is the official and unanimous recommendation of
the 2008 Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers (the
The five-member, bi-partisan Commission is appointed by the
Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and the Arizona
Chief Justice. Commission members are private citizens and receive no
compensation for service. The Commission is authorized by the Arizona
Constitution and is statutorily charged with recommending pay levels
"appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the respective offices
and positions subject to such review."
Proposition 300 recommends an annual legislative salary increase
from $24,000 to $30,000. This recommendation is based on the Commission's
comprehensive assessment of available data, including analysis of compensation
paid to legislators in other states. If approved, this would be the first
salary increase in ten years for Arizona's
legislators. As fellow Arizonans, we urge your support for this important
Increasing legislative salaries to a level that is commensurate
with the time and responsibility associated with the position, is important for
that we can eventually achieve a true Citizen Legislature. Among other things,
a legislative salary increase makes running for office more viable for more of
our fellow Arizonans. At the current salary, the pool of citizens able to serve
in the Legislature is limited.
A true Citizen Legislature should be a priority for all of us.
Additional competition for legislative seats only enhances the quality of the
Legislature, and ultimately improves the operation of our State. Please vote
Yes on Proposition 300.
Sal Rivera, Chairman, Commission on Salaries for Elective State
Bolding, Member, Commission on Salaries for Elective
State Officers, Tucson
Crockett, Member, Commission on Salaries for Elective
State Officers, Phoenix
Randie Stein, Member, Commission on Salaries for Elective State
Williams, Jr., Member, Commission on Salaries for Elective
State Officers, Phoenix
by "Sal Rivera"
The Arizona Advocacy
Network urges passage of this modest pay raise for Arizona's legislators. Even if you have
issues with how legislators have done their jobs, they are seriously underpaid
and deserve a raise. Their compensation of only $24,000 per year has not been
raised for many years and must be improved to attract the best and brightest to
legislative service, especially people who may not work for a large business or
utility that can afford to subsidize their incomes. We need citizen legislators
who can be paid enough in salary so they don't depend on special interests to
supplement their incomes.
These days a legislator
has a full time job the first half of the year while the legislature is in
session, plus additional time must be spent on constituent service, special
legislative committees which meet between sessions, and other boards and
Please don't let any
concerns you may have about the quality of legislators' work cloud the reality
that we deserve legislators who are adequately compensated. It is question of
justice and fairness toward them, and it is in our own interest as citizens and
voters to have qualified people serving in public office and limiting the power
and influence of special interests.
The Arizona Advocacy
Network works directly to promote social, economic, racial and environmental
justice by leading efforts for electoral justice and increased civic
participation in government.
Michael J. Valder, President, Arizona
Advocacy Network, Phoenix
Eric Ehst, Treasurer, Arizona Advocacy Network, Phoenix
Paid for by "Arizona Advocacy
"Against" Proposition 300
Argument "Against" Proposition On The Recommendation Of
The Commission On Salaries For Elective
State Officers As To
I believe it is unconscionable to initiate force or fraud on
I respect, and will not trespass upon or steal anyone's private
I believe in keeping my word and honoring my contracts.
I believe all interactions between myself
and anyone else must be mutually agreed upon interactions.
I believe you should keep 100% of everything you earn, produce and
I believe you should be free to do whatever pleases you so long as
it does not trespass on another person.
I believe everyone should mind their own business.
I expect others to abide by this code. More can be found out at
Freedom's the Answer. What's the Question?
The role of the legislature is quite simple: Pass an annual budget
and Go Home. It is a part time legislature that is supposed to meet less than
100 days a year. Being elected is a civic minded contribution, not a career.
Being a legislator is not a title of nobility bestowed upon those whom get
The one thing legislators cannot seem to do in a timely manner is
pass a budget.
I certainly would not pay legislators more for a job they
currently cannot seem to do as more of your tax money would simply encourage
prolonging the budget process further. Vote "No" on raising
Powell Gammill, Candidate,
District 2, Phoenix
RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR
ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS AS TO LEGISLATIVE SALARIES HAS BEEN CERTIFIED TO THE
SECRETARY OF STATE AND IS HEREBY SUBMITTED TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS FOR THEIR
APPROVAL OR REJECTION.
PROVIDES FOR AN
INCREASE IN THE SALARIES OF STATE LEGISLATORS FROM $24,000 TO $30,000 PER YEAR.
"SHALL THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE
COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE
SALARIES BE ACCEPTED?" YES NO
RECOMMENDATIONS, IF APPROVED BY THE
ELECTORS, SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT REGULAR
LEGISLATIVE SESSION WITHOUT ANY OTHER AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION.
PROPOSED SALARY .................................................
A "yes" vote
shall have the effect of raising State Legislators' salaries to $30,000 per
A "no" vote
shall have the effect of keeping State Legislators' salaries at $24,000 per
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