November 7, 2016
Thanks to the community’s tenacious involvement, the Department of Corrections is making the safety concessions for the re-entry center we have been pushing for – a secure corrections facility at Adobe Mountain Juvenile Detention Center. Read the joint statement below from District 15 Representatives John Allen, Heather Carter and myself issued Friday – as well as the decision from the DOC:
September 25, 2016
National Rifle Association – Political Victory Fund – “A” rating
National Federation of Independent Business/Arizona SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise)
August 29, 2016
- If it’s not close, they can’t cheat – and quashing ballot harvesting might help…in Arizona
- Are churches public accommodations? – Iowa gets it right – what happens next?
- Watch Canada’s Euthanasia policy – Now that doctors can kill, will people fear palliative care?
- Prosperity Zones – Reducing business regulations – igniting growth – no taxing powers – a win-win.
- Education Alert! Parents, now is your chance to comment (online) on Arizona’s new English & Math standards through October 3rd Here they are.
- Is “Terror” an issue? Watch this Gaza Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony.
August 29, 2016
Voting Republican: it should be no surprise that I will be voting Republican for all offices where the party is indicated. That includes for President – Donald Trump, John McCain, David Schweikert, Bill Montgomery – on down the list. I recognize the profound differences between the parties – especially how they affect our Constitution. Policy matters today, and for generations to come in terms of whether the Supreme Court will treat the Constitution as a political document or protect individual rights, a strong military, stopping illegal immigration, stopping federal overreach & profligate spending, defending life and the 2nd amendment and so much more.
Here are my picks for some of the non-partisan races and other issues: [Read more]
July 5, 2016
The interim lends itself to a different kind of Legislative “busy-ness”. Last month – family & 2016 re-election campaigning. For July – read on!
- July 11-14 – Nominated for the Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business this year, I completed the intensive graduate level course last week.
- July 19 – Attending the Child Abuse Prevention Conference at the Renaissance in Glendale in mid-July? Join in the “Armchair Discussion” noontime public policy panel on child abuse and neglect – focusing on Arizona’s Dept. of Child Safety and how 2016 reforms like Jacob’s Law and Privatizing the Backlog can help children in care.
- July 21 – A.S.U.’s 17th Annual Summer Institute on Applied Behavioral Health in Sedona offers a full week of exciting breakouts. On the 21st I will be on a panel discussing SB 1442, my 2016 legislation updating Arizona’s HIPAA law, and how providers may lawfully connect with families and caregivers of those with mental illness.
- July 27 – The National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus (a project of the Susan B. Anthony List) will network in Indianapolis to promote a culture of life and discuss the Supreme Court’s horrendous decision last week – striking down BASIC abortion clinic protections women should expect at every other health care facility. (See Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson Demands Inspections of filthy Abortion Clinics.)
- July 29 – I plan to sponsor four model bills for the Health & Human Services Task Force‘s consideration at the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting in Indianapolis – including SB 1445, the Medical Speech and Practice Protection Act – signed into law in Arizona this Spring (check out the video testimony here).
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April 24, 2016
Yes, Prop. 123 will pump $3.5 Billion into Arizona’s schools immediately without busting the state budget. But beyond that, I’d like to explain my support for Prop. 123:
Some critics of Prop. 123 balk at giving K-12 any more money – period. The trust level on how it will be spent – evidenced in how few bond & override questions have passed recently – is near zero in some parts. Voters blame schools for hiring too many administrators & not paying teachers enough. For blaming lack of funding for poor student performance. For saying there is never enough funding. They want to see education reforms, too.
Okay – but what are we really dealing with? [Read more]
December 28, 2015
Today Senator Kelli Ward announced her first round of endorsements for her 2016 run for the U.S. Senate. I am proud to be among them. Here’s why:
Over the last two years I have had the honor of working closely with Dr. Kelli Ward on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. In addition to chairing her own Committee – Senate Education – Kelli Ward was an exemplary Vice Chair of the Sen. HHS Committee, using her extensive expertise as an Osteopathic Physician in that capacity – promoting and supporting free market health care reforms, protections for the unborn and opposing the effects of Obamacare in Arizona.
We made progress in Arizona because of Dr. Kelli Ward. Patients have more freedoms and choice today in Arizona because of her support and leadership. Arizona’s Medicaid system will have more accountability measures to protect taxpayers and to fight opioid addiction and doctor-shopping. These are just a few ways Kelli Ward has made a difference in Arizona.
This is what we need in Washington D.C. – Strong, fearless leadership. Leadership that goes to the mat for health care freedom and that protects the vulnerable at every stage of life.
Let’s shake up Washington! Join me in supporting Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate.
October 4, 2015
What are you doing for breakfast next Tuesday, October 13th? Join the HEALTH CARE discussion at Alexi’s Grill (3550 N. Central Ave)! I will join Rep. Randall Friese and Greg Vigdor, Pres/CEO of the Arizona Health Care and Hospital Association on the panel for this special ‘Morning Scoop’.
If you plan to attend, reserve your spot pronto. The full buffet breakfast is free, but seating is limited.
Here’s the ‘scoop’: [Read more]
September 23, 2015
July 7, 2015
Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has bent over backwards to rule in favor of the Obama administration and keep “Obamacare” alive in Thursday’s decision regarding the latest challenge to the health-care law, King vs. Burwell. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, leaders from around the country have tried to work with the feds to improve and mitigate the law’s impact on their citizens.
Unfortunately, many felt they couldn’t get the improvements they needed and have gone to court over the law, but the sad truth is that the court has regularly and consistently focused on a political agenda rather than following the law. [Read more]