July 28, 2014
What if: The Supreme Court rules Obamacare subsidies can’t be used in federal exchanges? – The AZ Republic asks Sen. Barto and Blue Cross Blue Shield to weigh in on the question. 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]
July 3, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity “Friend of the Taxpayer” 2011 -2014. View Legislative scores.
- NFIB Guardian of Small Business award – Scored 100%. Check out the 2014 ‘Guardians‘.
- Free Enterprise Club – Perfect Score: “A”
- Nancy is also endorsed for the State Senate in 2014 by:
- Arizona Technology Council
- Arizona Right to Life
- Arizona Multi-Housing Association
- Arizona Realtors Association
June 17, 2014
You might have missed the great reading progress made by Arizona students reported in the Arizona Republic. It wasn’t painted in the most positive terms by its author. The news that “Fewer than expected fail 3rd-grade reading” should be cause for celebration. Why wasn’t it? [Read more]
June 3, 2014
First - Where did the money go?
The State budget has General Fund spending $482 million above FY 14, for a total of $9.83 billion. The Republican Legislature continues to prioritize education and safety of Arizona’s children, with a full 75% of the new money going to three areas: K-12, higher education, and the new Dept. of Child Safety.
K-12 – Total K-12 spending increased by $187.6 million
- Child Safety – DCS spending increased by $120 million for a total of $845 million for DCS in ’15
SB 1224 (child safety positions) Appropriated $6,859,300, funding 192 full-time employees early in the session to CPS in this fiscal year – FY 2014, not counting an add’l 112 investigators, caseworkers and support staff in Special Session for the new Dept. of Child Safety (DCS).
- Higher Education – Total University spending increased by $45.0 million
June 2, 2014
Of my 23 Prime Sponsored bills, 15 were signed into law this session. All passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, if not unanimously.
At 65%, that is the highest % of bills passed by a lawmaker this session. Here’s the Arizona Capitol Times piece: Barto, Lovas lead in percentage of bills signed into law.
I am proud of these successes because each of them address concerns that are important to our state – and don’t increase the scope of government. In fact, in many cases, they reduced regulation, solved a critical issue, expanded consumer information or choice or kept an “out-of-control” board government agency in check. Here are some examples: [Read more]
May 30, 2014
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May 30, 2014
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]
May 30, 2014
Campaign- here we come!
On May 5th I turned in 1,159 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office – qualifying me for the primary ballot. Number needed – 546.
Thank you to all who gathered signatures on my behalf and to those who signed my petition online!
Your support has been amazing!
Check out the pic: pic.twitter.com/C7qiKFsG7l
And be ready for the primary election: August 26th, 2014
May 30, 2014
The Department of Child Safety is officially separate from the huge DES bureaucracy it had been part of. That is progress.
The bill is a product of months of work among a diverse group, of which I am honored to have had a part, to create what we all hope will be a new and positive beginning for helping safeguard abused children in the state.
Here are the bill’s main provisions: [Read more]
April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Governor signs bill that could save lives of many Arizona women
(Phoenix, State Capitol)–Governor Jan Brewer has signed SB 1225 into law. This bill, sponsored by Senator Nancy Barto of Phoenix, would require health care providers to tell women if they have dense breast tissue. This, according to Senator Barto, will allow women to make the most informed decision possible when screening for breast cancer, and likely save many lives. [Read more]