January 8, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Ahhh…2015! The New year always comes with hopes and expectations. And after the November elections, our political hopes loom even larger. Here is what I’m hoping – and will be working for this session at the Capitol.
October 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Things to know and ways to help before the big day next Tuesday. Your vote will make a difference! And your involvement can make or break a tight race, too. My race is wrapped up (thank you again for your support!). I have no general election opponent, but others are pretty tight.
November 8, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Obamacare’s State of Crisis - Jonathan Gruber – the law’s chief architect, boasted publicly that the act was structured to let the administration “squeeze the States to do it”—to set up exchanges themselves. There’s no denying its intent.
Healthcare for me, possibly not for Thee - We know about the IPAB, Dr. Jason Fodeman warns of the roles of PCORI and VBPM.
ACA Goes to Rewrite - Good news/bad news: If the Supreme Court tolerates the administration’s rewrite of Obamacare, what law won’t be at risk for a rewrite based on political convenience?
Democrats Loved Jonathan Gruber..before they forgot who he was - What it took to get the bill passed – the video.
January 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The “business” of government regulation is booming – and it’s crushing real businesses.
Yes, we’re still the financial capital of the world with a GDP of $16.7 trillion last year, nearly a quarter of the global total, but we’re falling further behind every year and regulators have a lot to do with it.
According to Forbes.com, “The U.S. ranks 18th in Forbes’ ninth annual ranking of the Best Countries for Business, down four spots from last year. It marks the fifth straight year of declines since 2009, when the U.S. ranked second.”
Government isn’t supposed to work this way. Let’s change it!
Which is why I’m sponsoring the Regulation Freedom Amendment this session: Read more »
January 4, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Gilbert’s governing board made a decision – not to decide.
Remember back in October when Gilbert’s Governing Board voted to take action ensuring their textbooks comply with state law? (see the background here) Well, now apparently it isn’t nearly so urgent to honor that vote and the law.
It is not only troubling that Gilbert parents can’t trust their school board to act upon a prior board action, but unconscionable their students will continue to learn – in Science class - that ending life through abortion-causing contraception is natural and preferable to childbirth and adoption, as the latter concepts are omitted – which is contrary to state law. Read more »
October 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Gilbert’s aren’t – but will be soon now that the Gilbert School Board voted to have their science/biology books come into compliance (Read Townhall news coverage).
Some may remember that in 2012 Arizona passed a law I sponsored (SB1009) that gives preference, encouragement & support to childbirth & adoption over elective abortion in our public schools. Nonetheless, efforts to openly flout the law continue. Last January, for instance, the Tempe Unified School District ALMOST adopted a Planned Parenthood sex education curriculum that did not adhere to the law, but when 240 concerned parents showed up to support the law, they backed off somewhat and only adopted part of it. Alliance Defending Freedom and other groups got involved, as well.
Here’s what’s happening in Gilbert: Recently I learned from an involved parent that five out of the seven BIOLOGY and SCIENCE textbooks used in Gilbert Public School District are not law-abiding either. Read more »