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State officials discuss ballot issues Friday

PRESCOTT - The Arizona Secretary of State's Office will conduct an informational meeting in Prescott Friday about the eight statewide propositions on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at the Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1039 Scott Dr.

People supporting and opposing the ballot measures will have a chance to speak.

The eight propositions are:

• Prop. 100 - An initiative to amend the state Constitution to prohibit any new tax on real estate transfers or sales.

• Prop. 101 - An initiative to amend the state Constitution to prohibit laws that would restrict a person's right to make choices on health care services and coverage.

• Prop. 102 - A legislative referral to amend the state Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.

• Prop. 105 - An initiative to amend the Constitution to require any future initiatives containing spending or tax increases to be approved by a majority of all registered voters, not just those casting ballots.

• Prop. 200 - An initiative to change state law to remove the 2010 automatic expiration of a current law authorizing payday loans, and to place new restrictions on those high-interest, short-term loans.

• Prop. 201 - An initiative to provide new warranty and other rights to property buyers, including buyers of new homes.

• Prop. 202 - An initiative to change a 2007 state law against hiring illegal immigrants by, among other things, tightening rules on making complaints and targeting employers who pay workers under the table.

• Prop. 300 - A referral by a state commission to raise the 90 state legislators' annual salary from $24,000 to $30,000.

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