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Monday, November 26, 2012

11-26-12 MCRC Briefs


Nov 26, 2012
·        AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey has officially announced his candidacy for a second term. Elections will be held during the January mandatory meeting.
·        Parralee Schneider And April Riggins Are The Co Chairs Of The AZGOP Awards Selection Committee for the January banquet. Executive Committee members can nominate an outstanding State Committeeman/Woman or District/Club for any of the following awards. Nominations should be sent to Schneider at pmstucson@aol.com or contact her at 520-749-0312. Riggins: Aprilariggins@Gmail.ComThe Deadline for submissions of your award nomination is 7 pm, Friday January 11, 2013. Please remember that only State Committeemen are eligible to receive these awards; outstanding Precinct Committeeman are recognized by their respective County and Legislative Districts.
·        Award Categories:
o   Most Outstanding Party Worker in State
o   Most Outstanding Party Worker in County
o   Most Outstanding party Worker in District
o   Most Outstanding County
o   Most Outstanding District
o   Most Outstanding County Chair
o   Most Outstanding District Chair
o   Rookie of the year
o   Best Republican Club or Organization
·        Irene Littleton Is A Candidate For Pinal County Republican Chairman. 
·        Congressman Trent Franks was scheduled to speak to the LD22 Republicans this evening.
·        So What’s Wrong With Socialism? (Part 1) Jose Borrajero  Brad Zinn Of Western Free Press Interviewed Jose About His Experiences In Cuba Before And After Castro’s Takeover. Or See Interview At Gilbertwatch/Index.Cfm/Blog
·        The argument set before the Supreme Court by Liberty University against the Obama Care was determined today to have merit and the Supreme Court sent the case back down to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to be heard! Under religious freedom the Supreme Court said that Liberty University’s case has merit.This now opens the door for the Supreme Court to hear this case in the future based on religious freedom, reports LD13 Chairman Robert Branch.
·        LD22 PC Glenn Klitzka lost his wife over the weekend from a long illness.  Services were held Tuesday.
·        LD13 Morristown Precinct Captain Ernie McCollum will be cooking his award winning chili for the “Cops Who Care Chili Contest” starting at 11 am, Sat., Dec 1, at the Rancher Bar, 910 Wickenburg Way. Admission is $5 for a cup, spoon and ticket letting your taste all of the contestant’s chili. Then you get to vote on the chili you like the best. Drinks available at a no-host bar. McCollum is a two-time first place winner in the competition.  He wants to stuff that ballot box with tickets and donations for Cops Who Care who make Christmas a little better each year for needy families. Contact: beamced@aol.com
·        Barbara Espinosa, hostesses of Hair on Fire, says she and former AZGOP Chair Randy Pullen will be discussing “Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Lincoln – the movie and only God knows what else” at 4 pm, Tues, Nov. 27 on www.blogtalkradio.com/haironfire  Call in 1-347-857-4081 or e-mail questions to haironfire@q.com
·        The 2nd Annual Pro-Life Concert “Let Freedom Ring For Life” presented by AZ East ValleyPro-Life Alliance  is scheduled at 7 pm, Jan. 24 at Sunland Village East Auditorium, 2145 S. Farnsworth Drive., Mesa.  Free admission. Donations accepted. Spiritual hymns, Patriotic music, speakers, testimonies. Contact: 480-216-7217    480- 694-4458 or  Life@EVProLifeAlliance.org
·        The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature On The Status Of General Fund revenue collections and other fiscal issues.  This report can be found on the following link:  www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm.  Among the key points of the document:
Revenues for the month of October continued the slow growth trend of past months.  General Fund collections totaled $662.7 million, 2.6% above the same month last year.
The growth in October is largely attributed to the growth in individual income taxes.  This category grew by 5% compared to the prior year, due mostly to technical timing reasons (two extra processing days this year).
October General Fund collections were $11.7 million above the enacted budget forecast.
Year-to-date, revenues are 3.1% higher than last year and are $2.3 million above the budgeted forecast.
The operating fund budget is a good measure of the state's economic health.  As of mid-November 2012, the operating balance was $1.2 billion.
·        A Pew Center On The States And Laura And John Arnold Foundation Report Released Today Shows That Arizona Faces A $13 Billion Shortfall between what should have been set aside to pay future pension benefits and what Arizona pension plans have on hand. That sum is almost $1 billion more than the revenue delivered by Arizona’s entire tax system in 2011.
          The report goes on to say that while changes to the pension system that took place in 2005 and 2010 provided some help, it was not nearly enough to solve the problem. The full report can be accessed here:
http://www.aztreasury.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/AZ-Pension-Challenges-Report1.pdf
          “Teachers, police, firefighters, corrections officers and state employees have organized their lives around these retirement plans,” said Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey. “It is the responsibility of elected leaders to ensure that the plans are strong, properly funded, and protects both the workers and the taxpayers. We need to make the necessary adjustments so these systems have the ability to pay those who have earned these benefits well into the future.”
          Treasurer Doug Ducey is the Chairman of the bipartisan 13-member Defined Contribution and Retirement Study Committee created last year as part of Senate Bill 1609. The committee met four times in 2011, and is set to meet again on November 27 and December 20 before issuing a final report to the Governor and Legislature by year’s end.
 “These costs have the potential to crowd out needed investments in areas like roads, education, and public safety,” added Josh McGee, Vice President for Public Accountability Initiatives at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. “Real change requires hard choices, good information, and thoughtful analysis. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this remains a solvable problem.”
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·        Gosar Won By Wider Margin Than Most
·        What-The-Hell-Is-Goin-On?  Bill Hallock Song
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