Arizona ‘Steps Up’ on Mental Health

August 21, 2017

You’re invited!  Join me at this week’s David’s Hope Mental Health Criminal Justice Summit.  Friday morning I will provide an update on the Legislature’s response to the needs of the mentally ill involved in the criminal justice system – and the wider community.  Be better informed – The entire conference will be great!

If you must miss the Summit, don’t miss this article: When the Mental Health System Refuses to Listen.

Business at the Capitol & Beyond

August 5, 2017

Where did July go? Between tracking the Senate’s Obamacare repeal failures, serving as a panelist in local and national health care events, interim committee meetings, and connecting with constituents, the month has flown by.  Hope to see you at event in August or September! [Read more]

Morning Scoop features Sen. Barto

July 15, 2017

Obamacare Repeal: What do Arizona health care leaders think? Join me July 25th for a panel discussion at Alexi’s on Central for The Morning Scoop.  Check out event details and RSVP today here. [Read more]

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]

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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