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Great Expectations for 2015

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.

  • Fiscal restraint.  Arizona’s budget picture is bleak for sure, but Gov. Ducey’s commitment to grow the economy without dinging taxpayers is something I can get behind.  He gets it!  Read more »

Campaign 2014

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Final push before the Election – then we celebrate!

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.

  • Judges?  These are my picks for a YES vote: Robert Brutinel, Cynthia Baily, James Blomo,  Boyd Dunn, Roger Brodman, Janice Crawford, Michael Herrod, Carey Hyatt, Brian Ishikawa, Joan Sinclair, Pamela Svoboda, Danielle Viola.
  • Need info on the PropositionsCheck this out.
  • Phone bank for Ducey for Governor – Sign up for a shift to call undecided voters here.  4455 E. Camelback Rd. Suite E 260  Phoenix, 85018
  • Get out the vote party for Michele Reagan for Secretary of State:  Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4:00 p.m.  LD 23 office – 7047 E. Greenway Pkwy, #250, Scottsdale
  • Election Prayer:  This Sunday, November 2nd  from 2-5 p.m. at the State Capitol  and at Pureheart Christian Fellowship at 6:30 p.m.
  • Election Night Celebration at the HYATT downtown and stop by Suite 322 – where I will be joining Congressman Trent Franks.  Festivities begin around 7:00 p.m.
  • CAP Post Election Wrap-up with Hugh Hewitt:  Friday, November 7thClick here for more info.


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Obamacare: “Grubered” by its own architect

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.

The Coming Medical Ethics Crisis - How ACO protocols strip doctors of their Hippocratic Oath promise to patients. Read more »

Legislative Action

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Government isn’t supposed to work this way

January 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


The “business” of government regulation is booming – and it’s crushing real businesses.

In the last two weeks of 2014 the Obama administration enacted over 1,200 new regulations  – and the President is poised to unleash another 2,375 in 2015.

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 »

Culture Watch

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Gilbert’s textbooks still don’t comply

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 »

Community News

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Are your public school’s textbooks lawful?

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 »

Legislative Action

Government isn’t supposed to work this way

Government isn’t supposed to work this way

  The “business” of government regulation is booming – and it’s crushing real businesses. In the last two weeks of 2014 the Obama administration enacted... [Read more]

News and Media

Obamacare: “Grubered” by its own architect

Obamacare: “Grubered” by its own architect

Obamacare’s State of Crisis - Jonathan Gruber – the law’s chief architect, boasted publicly that the act was structured to let the administration “squeeze... [Read more]