Either way, a “striker” is a calculated move by some Arizona Legislators toward a beneficial objective. The purpose of this paper is to define a striker, give examples of strikers from past legislative sessions, and relate the supporters’ point of view as well as that of critics of the practice. For it is just that – a “practice” and not a clause in the State Constitution, nor a written procedure on either political party’s handbook, as far as is known. While well known to legislators, it is virtually unknown to the average constituent.
Read our analysis of the AZ Legislature’s “Strike Everything Amendments”: It is legal but is it in the best interests of the voter?
by: Joan B. Novy
Published October – May 2013