August 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment
A STRONG ECONOMY and more…
Government doesn’t create wealth, but it can impede it. Low tax and regulatory environments attract business investment and allow existing businesses to thrive, creating the jobs that provide stable state revenues for education, public safety and infrastructure. Check out my record of promoting policies supporting a prosperous economic future for Arizona. Read more »
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 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.
NYT: 14% is good enough to call O-care a success - Why 6 of the 7 criteria they use are debatable and the big issues are ignored. Surprised?
Obamacare Costs & Cover-Up – How successful has the law really been?
The AZ Republic asks Sen. Barto and Blue Cross Blue Shield to weigh in on the question, What if the Supreme Court rules Obamacare subsidies can’t be used in federal exchanges? Why the latest court decision challenging the IRS runaround the law may be the greatest threat to the law & the linchpin that drives Congress to open up the law to reforms that Americans need and want – alternatives based on a strategy of Freedom. Read more »
October 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Proposition 480: Blank check or a shot in the arm for Arizona?
Have you noticed the new hospitals being built in the valley over the past 10 years? Why are we doubling down on a taxpayer – funded hospital that competes with them? It makes no sense to increase taxes on small businesses that have seen their taxes rise 30% between 2009 and 2013 and are barely recovering from the recession. Read this piece from the experts at the Arizona Tax Research Association - Arizona’s taxpayer watchdogs. Further reading: Vote No on Prop. 480; it’s expensive and unwise and Vote No on 480
Proposition 487: Pension Reform or shenanigans? Read more »
May 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Wouldn’t you want the option to try an experimental drug that might save or extend your life?
That option may be up to YOU, the Arizona voter. This session, after learning what terminal patients go through to even be considered for a clinical trial to test drugs in the FDA pipeline, the Arizona Legislature passed HCR 2005 , also known as the Terminal Patients Right-to-Try Act. The measure allows patients diagnosed as terminal greater access to potentially life-saving drugs that have not completed final FDA approval. The approval we’re talking about are drugs or therapies that have passed Stage 1, which means the drug won’t cause further harm to the patient, but the efficacy and side effects haven’t been fully vetted. 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 »