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Two organizations to present programs on propositions

The League of Women Voters will present a program on the propositions which will appear on voter ballots in November.

The program will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. No reservations are required.

The League will provide the LWV Pro & Con pamphlets to all who attend. To obtain the LWV Pro & Con pamphlet, visit the library nearest you.

Eight propositions have been placed on the November ballot. Seven have been placed on the ballot by the Legislature as proposed constitutional amendments, and one measure is an initiative proposition placed on the ballot by citizens.

The propositions which will be on the ballot are:

114 CRIME VICTIM PROTECTION FROM LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. Prohibits crime victims from being subject to a claim for damages for causing death or injury

115 JUDICIARY. Relates to the modification of the Appellate and Trial Court Commissions

116 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS. Give a tax break to business with newly acquired equipment

117 PROPERTY TAX ASSESSED VALUATION. Limit annual growth in limited property value of locally assesses properties

118 BUDGETS. Yearly Permanent Fund distribution set at 2.5% of monthly market values of the fund from 5 previous years

119 STATE TRUST LANDS. Allows the legislature to enact a process to exchange trust land if related to protecting military installations

120 ENVIRONMENT. Would declare state sovereignty over state national resources based on the argument of "equal footing"

204 QUALITY EDUCATION AND JOBS ACT. Would renew the sales tax increase approved in 2010.

Another potential initiative, "The Arizona Open Government Act." was still in the courts as of August 28.

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce will present a program on proposition pros and cons during its Quarterly Breakfast, 7 - 8:30 a.m. at StoneRidge Grill in StoneRidge, Prescott Valley. Cost of $12 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members includes a hearty breakfast. RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 13 by calling the Chamber at 928-772-8857.

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