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April 2017-My legislation

April 2017-My legislation

I’m working hard at the AZ State Capitol.  In addition to working on the state budget…here is some of the legislation I’ve sponsored: SB1441 gives patients that have received a “surprise” medical bill from an out of network doctor a … Continue reading

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Lesko Legislative Update Feb. 2017

Lesko Legislative Update Feb. 2017

Legislative Update from Senator Debbie Lesko: K-12 EDUCATION: The amount our state is spending on public education continues to increase every year and students are making improvements in national scores.  Public schools get money from different pots.  They get money … Continue reading

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ESA overview

ESA overview

ESA Overview:  SB1431/HB2394: Provides another option for parents to choose the best education for their child. Phases in eligibility to all students over 4 years. However, enrollment growth is capped at ½% of the 1.1 million public students or about … Continue reading

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ESA Fiscal Analysis 2-26-17

ESA Fiscal Analysis 2-26-17

ESA Fiscal Analysis (SB1431): ·    ESAs provide another option for parents to choose the best education for their child ·    ESAs save taxpayer money (See A below) ·    ESAs cost less to the State General Fund than if a student … Continue reading

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Nov. 8th Ballot Measures

Nov. 8th Ballot Measures

Nov. 8th Ballot Measures: Note: None of these ballot measures were referred to the ballot by the legislature and the legislature cannot change the ballot measures with a majority vote even if there are unintended consequences with the ballot measures. … Continue reading

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Aug. 2016

Aug. 2016

I am honored and blessed to serve as your State Senator. I ran for office to make a positive difference in our state and nation and I’ve developed a reputation for taking on big issues to accomplish that goal. Because … Continue reading

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April 2016

April 2016

Why I VOTED YES to refer Propositions 123 and 124 to the ballot: A. Proposition 123 (Education Funding): Republicans and Democrats in the AZ Legislature voted to refer Proposition 123 to the ballot in order to increase funding for K-12 … Continue reading

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Feb. 2016

Feb. 2016

I am very pleased that my pension reform legislation, SB1428, passed out of the legislature with bipartisan support, was signed by the governor, and will be on the May 17th ballot!  After one year of negotiations with fire fighter and … Continue reading

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January 2016

January 2016

2016 has started out with a bang!  Our legislative session started on January 11th, the governor released his budget proposal on January 15th, and I’ve introduced  legislation to help my constituents and the state. 1. The State Budget: The Good … Continue reading

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December 2015

December 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and BEST WISHES for 2016! The Secret to Happiness: I recently heard a speech based on research that determined that people who are thankful are happier. I believe they are right. I am thankful for what … Continue reading

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