By Jim Headley | inMaricopa
Dale Wiebusch brought Maricopa leaders up to speed on what the 2018 election results might mean to their city.
Thursday morning Wiebusch, the City’s Intergovernmental Affairs director, hosted the Quarterly Real Estate Roundup focused on the “Legislative Effects of the 2018 Election.”
Wiebusch’s main role is to serve the City of Maricopa as a state and national lobbyist. Thursday, he analyzed 2018 voter turnout, which was high at 65 percent, and how some of the newly elected officials might change the political landscape of Arizona.
He said the state saved a lot of money as voters approved Proposition 125 by a 52 percent vote. The vote will allow public employee retirement plans to change. Proposition 126, which passed with 64 percent of the vote, was backed by state real estate agents as it banned sales tax on services.