Category Archives: Newsletters

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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Education Funding Increase-Nov 2015

Education Funding Increase-Nov 2015

The State Legislature passed a package of legislation that will increase funding to schools by $3.5 Billion over 10 years and settle a years-old education funding lawsuit.   This was a win for the students, the Governor, the Legislature, and Republicans.  … Continue reading

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Education Funding Q&A- Oct. 2015

Education Funding Q&A- Oct. 2015

EDUCATION FUNDING Q&A from constituents, plus election info: How much money do AZ public school districts get? According to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the AZ Dept. of Education, and the AZ Auditor General’s reports, The state average = $9,096/student/year … Continue reading

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August 2015

August 2015

HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Governor Ducey’s new plan for AHCCCS, Arizona’s healthcare program for low-income citizens, promotes personal responsibility and helps encourage able-bodied adults to transition into careers. Currently, 1 out of every 4 Arizona residents receives free healthcare through AHCCCS (AZ … Continue reading

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Helping Schools, Sun City & Youngtown

Helping Schools, Sun City & Youngtown

1. The Golf Cart Parade and Bill Signing Ceremony in Sun City on Aug. 14th was a huge success and is a perfect example of elected officials working together with citizens to solve a problem! Governor Brewer and Sheriff Arpaio … Continue reading

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EPA hurting our State

EPA hurting our State

HELP ME FIGHT HUGE UTILITY RATE INCREASES:   The EPA is attacking America and Arizona again and they must be stopped. A recent EPA proposed rule, pushed by the Obama Administration, is not only going to make our utility bills … Continue reading

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My Bipartisan Legislation

My Bipartisan Legislation

This year 13 of my bills were signed into law by the governor.   All of them had support from both Republicans and Democrats and eight out of the 13 received unanimous support. Here is an explanation of some of them: … Continue reading

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State Budget

State Budget

We worked until midnight last Thursday voting on the state budget.  It passed out of the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate, where they may pass it as is or amend it and send it back to … Continue reading

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Lets Help those in Need

Lets Help those in Need

I don’t think taxpayer-funded cash assistance intended for the needy should be given to people who have been convicted of drug-related offenses and may use the money to buy drugs. House Bill 2603 is a simple bill.  It is common … Continue reading

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