Under Arizona law A.R.S 4-101 the legal drinking age is 21 years old. Individuals become adults and can join the military at the age of 18 but brain development isn’t complete until a person is in their mid-twenties. Read more

In Arizona, should the legal drinking age change from 21 to 18?

A proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution (HCR2004) could change the requirements to be a member of the Arizona state legislature. If passed, it would lower the age to serve as a representative of their community from 25 to 18 years of age. Read about the proposal here!

Do you think the minimum age to serve on the Arizona state legislature should be lowered to 18?

Trial by jury is a vital part of democracy and is secured by both the United States and Arizona Constitutions. In January 2022, the Arizona Supreme Court eliminated peremptory challenges. Peremptory challenges allow lawyers to dismiss jurors without stating the cause for dismissal. Read more here!

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After a near 30-year drought, Arizona is facing issues with its long-term water supply. One proposal from the Arizona Department of Water Resources would be to require reductions in the amount of water that golf courses can use. Read more here!

Do you think the state should set greater limits on the amount of water used by golf courses?

In March 2022 a law was passed that states cities may prohibit the use of legal fireworks from 11 pm to 8 am. during allowed seasons (New Years, Cinco de Mayo, and Independence Day). However, on New Year’s Eve and Independence Day the time restriction was extended to 1am. Consumer fireworks are not permitted on other days of the year. Read more here!  

Do you think fireworks should be banned during specific times of the night/morning?

On January 1, 2024, Arizona’s minimum wage increased from $13.85 to $14.35 an hour. Flagstaff’s minimum wage increased to $17.40 an hour. Read more about Flagstaff’s minimum wage here. Those who support the increase say that it is essential for workers to make a living wage. Those who oppose the increase argue that some small business owners cannot afford to pay workers more. Read more about the minimum wage here!

Do you support the increase in Arizona’s minimum wage?

Arizona does not allow 14 and 15 year olds to work in jobs that require cooking or baking. Learn more here. Other states, such as Oregon, are allowing this age group to work in the fast-food industry to compensate for the shortage of workers. Read more here!

Do you think 14 and 15 year olds should be allowed to work in the fast-food industry?

There is a resolution in the Arizona House of Representatives to proclaim April 5, “Golden Rule Day” starting in 2022. The proclamation encourages Arizonans to treat others the way they would like to be treated. Currently there are 8 Golden Rule Cities in Arizona that celebrate April 5. Read more here!

Do you think this proclamation will help people treat each other with kindness?

On April 10, 2018, Governor Doug Ducey approved Senate Bill 1517 that made Sonorasaurus the State Dinosaur. The bill was inspired by an 11 year old boy who wrote a letter to Governor Ducey advocating for the state symbol. 42 states have state dinosaurs or fossils. Read more here! Also read SB1517.

Do you think Arizona should have a state dinosaur?