Education Action – Funding & Reforms

June 7, 2017

K-12 education is the area Legislators wanted to impact most this session – and prioritize additional funding towards.  With the 2018 budget, 82% of new spending goes to education.  Read where your budgeted education dollars will go, the facts about Arizona’s ESA program & other education actions. [Read more]

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]

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]

Sen. Barto’s Top 2017 Bills

February 19, 2017

SB 1437 – Right to Earn a Living Act.  The right to earn an honest living is a fundamental right.  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 and how Governor Ducey intervened. Here’s more about the Act from the Goldwater Institute. [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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Left, Right or Donald Trump?

October 29, 2016

It’s been a long, troubling election season – and we’re anxious to see it end.  But HOW will it end?  That depends on who shows up to vote and who sits home. [Read more]

17 Bills signed – but who’s counting?

July 8, 2016

Governor Ducey signed 17 Barto-sponsored bills into law this session –  second only to two Legislators sporting 22 each.  Frankly, I am proud of the accomplishment, but ultimate success is not the number of bills passed, but that they uphold the Constitution – empower citizens and hold government accountable.  [Read more]

Nancy in July

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!

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Obama’s bathroom ‘guidance’ – about more than bathrooms

May 25, 2016

Since the Obama administration’s latest ‘guidance’ mandating every school in America comply with new transgender bathroom and locker room, etc. policies – or risk losing federal funds – many concerned citizens have called my office, wondering what Arizona is going to do.  There is really only one right response….
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