Independence Day-How do you Celebrate?

July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!!

Everyone looks forward to getting away – (from the heat!) – or spending time with family & friends on the Fourth of July.  And fireworks.  But the Fourth means so much more when its historical context and meaning comes to life.  For me, tuning into radio programs like Dennis Prager & Michael Medved on this holiday helps me better appreciate our country and how blessed I am to be an American.  Check these out, too: [Read more]

Focus on Dept. of Child Safety

June 8, 2017

The Dept. of Child Safety announced it has nearly cleared the 16,000 backlogged cases – only about 300 to go – (read details here) and for the first time in seven years, more kids are leaving state care than are entering it. Progress?  Absolutely —  but 17,000 children in the system is still a troubling number.  Add to this stubbornly high caseloads and it’s easy to see why reducing the number of kids in foster care is paramount as is ensuring that children in care are safe.  At this point – that’s not a given – and why the Legislature took these actions this session: [Read more]

Empowering More Students!

June 7, 2017

ESAs have made a huge difference in students’ lives since 2011 when Empowerment Scholarship Accounts were first introduced in Arizona.  That doesn’t seem to matter to critics, though.  Since SB 1431 opened up the program to more students, claims that it will doom public education tried to drown out the facts.  In addition, they are even working to doom ESAs on the 2018 ballot, which would be a shame  – so please beware of any initiative petitions circulating right now.  Here’s why ESA critics are wrong: [Read more]

‘Cash for Compliance’ – tort reforms shut down bad actors

June 7, 2017

SB 1406 – Cashing in on ADA Compliance. Businesses shouldn’t ignore the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but neither should legal “advocates” for individuals with disabilities file lawsuits for gain and no intention of actually aiding those with disabilities by achieving ADA compliance.  Gen. Brnovich successfully shut down one such lawyer in Arizona who had filed more than 1,700 ADA parking lot lawsuits in one year.   [Read more]

Adobe Mountain – Notification Bill Signed!

May 19, 2017

When the Dept. of Corrections began housing released homeless sexual offenders at the Adobe Mountain Juvenile Corrections facility in North Phoenix last summer, it didn’t take long for the  neighbors in the area to catch wind of them.  The problem was, with little or no warning before the facility had been repurposed (from a secured to an unsecured facility), there was nothing for the community to do but voice their safety concerns after the fact.  And they did!  Parents Julie Read and Ann O’Brien organized hundreds of parents and business owners in the area to stop the DOC’s actions and have them reversed.  After a time their coordinated efforts paid off.

But the community didn’t stop there.  [Read more]

Updated: Right to Earn a Living…other bills Signed!

March 26, 2017

SB 1437 – SIGNED!  The right to earn an honest living is fundamental to preserving liberty. Take a listen here.  SB 1437 places the burden on the government rather than citizens to prove the necessity of certain rules & policies. Is this a problem? Check this out[Read more]

A Big Thank You!

December 24, 2016

Thank you to all 62,691 voters in our district who voted to return me to the State Senate – by a 63.26% to 36.74% margin.  I appreciate your support and confidence and will work diligently on your behalf to preserve liberty and make state government accountable and just.

A “Special Thank You” to those of you who put in some serious sweat equity on my behalf – especially during the summer months – by walking your precincts and making sure your neighbors were registered to vote, informed, and actually made it to the polls and voted – (you know who you are, Pyramid Peak PCs, under the leadership of Jerry Licata!  You are so appreciated!) Thanks to so many who contributed financially, displayed my yard signs and donated your time and alents in other ways.  It all helped and the final numbers reflect it. [Read more]

Adobe Mountain fiasco

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:
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Nancy’s Endorsements

September 25, 2016

Arizona Right to Life

National Rifle Association – Political Victory Fund – “A” rating

Arizona Nurses Association PAC

National Federation of Independent Business/Arizona SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise)

Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association PAC [Read more]

Quick Quips on Culture

August 29, 2016

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