State #28 – Wisconsin!

November 10, 2017

Welcome, Wisconsin – the 28th state to pass a resolution calling for a Balanced Budget Amendments convention.  Now only six more states are needed to attain the requisite 34 states necessary for the amendments convention.  Exciting times for Americans concerned about the future fiscal health of our nation. Read the Wisconsin news piece and a plethora of news, photos and video coverage of the Phoenix BBA Planning Convention in September.

Repeal Already!

August 25, 2017

Frustrations abound since the Senate’s monumental failure to pass a repeal bill.  My piece on the subject, “Arizona is ready for Repeal and Replace,” appeared in the Arizona Capitol Times and on the Senate Republican blogsite:

We can’t stop now, Arizona. We need to continue the conversation about repealing the disastrous health care system called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. While dialogue about a bipartisan effort to draft a new bill may be the feel-good news of the moment, it must be known that this kind of effort will end up propping up the current law and further entrench the current failing system of Medicaid. [Read more]

Court ruling picks politics over common sense

July 17, 2017

The Court chooses politics over common sense – more Medicaid money crowds out education & other needs .

Ariz. Supreme Court deals blow to taxpayer rights – “Classic case of taxation without authorization.” Christina Sandefur.

Four Questions about Alexander-Murray – is it “regular order”? Abortion coverage?

Arizona is Ready for Repeal and Replace – my recent editorial piece.

Would the Senate bill have threatened the ‘Safety Net’? – au contraire says conservative Grace-Marie Turner! [Read more]

Politics & Culture

July 4, 2017

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Sen. Barto honored by health care group

May 24, 2017

Senator Nancy Barto is being honored with the 2017 State Award for Excellence by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The AANP is the country’s largest professional organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties.

Senator Barto is being recognized for her hard work on scope of practice issues for certified nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and nurse midwives. She sponsored SB 1336 (nurse anesthetists; prescribing authority; limitation), which defines prescribing authority and medication orders for CRNAs. [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]

‘End-of-Life’ Conscience Protections

April 3, 2017

Getting to the bottom of the opposition to SB 1439 – has unwittingly revealed the obvious need for SB 1439.  Opponents weren’t against SB 1439 as much as they were opposed to the conscience protections already in law! [Read more]

Obamacare News

July 7, 2016

The Doctor’s computer will see you now –  what MACRA did and its results. [Read more]

Politics Unplugged hi-lights Pro-Life Law

July 7, 2015

Abortion Pill Reversal – Senators Barto and Hobbs debate the merits of recent legislation ensuring women are informed it may be possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill and have a second chance to save the life of her unborn child  – not be kept in the dark regarding the option.  View the piece on Politics Unplugged here.

Also see my ‘Women should not be lied to’ post.

NFIB Senator of the Year

June 11, 2015

June 10, 2015

Sen. Barto named Senator of the Year by Small Business Group 

(Phoenix, State Capitol)—-Senator Nancy Barto received the Senator of the Year Award today from the National Federation of Independent Business/Arizona. NFIB honors two legislators each year for their efforts in assisting small business in our state.

The Arizona state director for NFIB says Senator Barto has been one of the staunchest champions of small business at the Arizona Legislature for almost a decade. “During the 2015 legislative session, Senator Barto took the lead to ensure that small businesses providing home support services for many of our most vulnerable Arizonans would continue free of unnecessary and destructive state government interference,” said Farrell Quinlan. “It is because of Nancy Barto’s leadership and faith in Arizona’s small business owners that countless thousands will continue to receive the care they need, especially as their services become more and more crucial with the Baby Boom Generation reaching retirement age.” [Read more]

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