Following Lincoln’s Lead

May 2, 2009

Did you know….Arizona Pastors and about 100 others gathered Thursday, April 30, in the old Senate Chambers of the Capitol to contemplate Pres. Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation Appointing a Prayer and Fast Day – and prayed for Arizona and the nation.

Before Len Munsil read the brief, but profound document, Guy Chadwick of Arizona Call to Prayer, one of the sponsors of the event along with Bridgebuilders Intl., reminded the group that Lincoln called for a day of prayer and fasting 146 years ago when our nation was deeply divided, not unlike today, and in the very middle of the American Civil War.  [Read more]

Immunizing Influenza A H1N1

May 2, 2009

Sorry to disappoint but, unfortunately, there is no vaccine protection against the newest strain of Influenza A H1N1 – the swine flu virus – yet.   But when the vaccine comes on line in the next six months, it will likely be added to the CDC adult immunization list (like the regular flu vaccine). [Read more]

Tax Amnesty & the Budget

May 2, 2009

Do you owe back taxes?  If so, the new Tax Amnesty program may be for you!  And there’s a double bonus – you can help ease Arizona’s budget deficit, too.  Simply by paying your taxes under the Arizona Tax Amnesty Program 2009,  the state of Arizona is offering taxpayers a rare opportunitiy to file back taxes with reduced interest and no civil penalties. [Read more]

“Jesse’s Law” Advances in House

May 2, 2009

Life protections for incapacitated persons are closer to passage after HB 2616 passed a preliminary floor vote this week in the House.  When passed, judges will have clearer standards by which to make life and death determinations when there is a dispute and no advanced directive – here is the genesis of the bill: [Read more]