Right to Earn a Living Act

March 26, 2017

SB 1437 – Signed!  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.  Learn more about the Act from The Daily Signal & the Goldwater Institute.  Governor Ducey praises “Right to Earn a Living Act” sponsored by Sen. Barto.  Read my editorial here. For additional Barto bill updates…. [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]

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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“The BIGGER The Government, the smaller the citizen”

April 22, 2016

Oft repeated by radio talk host Dennis Prager, the phrase describes well where we are today in America  

We’ve lost our way.  The limited government our founders and early Americans envisioned is nothing like what we see today where Washington wields unquenchable control over our lives – usually in the name of the public’s welfare or safety.  Its redistributionist ways not only crowd out spending for government’s fundamental purposes, like defense, education and infrastructure, but stifle Americans’ freedoms and ability to innovate.   [Read more]

Anosognosia. Do the Seriously Mentally Ill know it?

January 4, 2016

Anosognosia – “lack of insight” or “lack of awareness” – is believed to be the single largest reason why individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder do not take their medications”.  It frustrates their families  – and is often devastating to the mentally ill.

Once a person is stabilized and released from 24 hour supervision, he/she often does not have enough insight into his/her own condition to recognize the need to stay on the medication – and out of trouble, homeless or in prisonSo they often refuse treatment*, leaving families to fight with the system to get them the care they need.

This is a big problem.   But it isn’t the only problem.  [Read more]

The Politics in Your Tax Bill

September 23, 2015

Recently, Maricopa County Treasurer Hoskins included a political opinion piece letter in our property tax bills at taxpayer expense.  Concerned taxpayers should know that Mr. Hoskins’ editorial is filled with inaccuracies, omissions, and misleading statements concerning Prop. 117 and the specific protections in place for homeowners.  View the discussion here. [Read more]

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