Friday, June 21, 2013

6-20-13 MCRC Briefs

June 20, 2013
·       Tonight “A Resolution Of The Arizona LD25 Republican Precinct Committeeman To Censure The Governor And 15 Arizona State Legislators”  passed with two dissenting votes.  An Amendment to add the Governor to the Resolution passed unanimously. 
·       LD25 Resolution to Censure Gov. Jan Brewer and 15 legislators: Whereas, Governor Brewer and 15 Republican state legislators formed an alliance with Democratic elected officials for the express purpose of thwarting the will of the Republican majority in the legislature and violating Republican Party principles and the Republican Party Platform, including but not limited to the following:
o   They implemented the passage of Medicaid expansion.
o   They implemented government healthcare.
o   They approved taxpayer funding for abortion and increased funding for abortion services.
o   They expanded eligibility for welfare benefits, and invited 300,000+ new people into the welfare system.
o   They raised taxes.
o   They voted against tax relief & kept Arizona as the state with the 2nd highest tax rate in the nation.
o   They voted against auditing the hospital bed tax.
o   They increased property taxes.
o   The only tax relief they offered was for special-interest industries who could afford to hire lobbyists
o   They rejected a balanced budget and voted for one with a structural debt of $400 million.
o   They removed government oversight for special interests.
o   They voted against verifying citizenship as a requirement for Medicaid benefits.
o   They removed funding for English immersion for non-English-speaking students, thus ensuring the continuation of the failed, Democratic-Party-supported, bilingual programs.
ü  Whereas, they corrupted the legislative process by suspending the rules and depriving the public of the opportunity to scrutinize and comment on the proposed legislation.
ü  Whereas, they stymied the legislative process, dishonored American legislative traditions, stifled democratic notions of fairness and openness, and violated decorum by refusing to debate.
ü  Whereas, they violated the wishes of the vast majority of Republican precinct committeemen in the state of Arizona who had overwhelmingly opposed the passage of Medicaid Expansion, making their wishes known in formal resolutions.
ü  Whereas, they voted in favor of national health care, disregarding the will of the voters of Arizona who amended the Arizona Constitution via Proposition 106 in 2010 to oppose national health care.
ü  Whereas, they violated the separation of powers defined in the Arizona Constitution by voting for a budget amendment originated by the executive branch of government.
ü  Whereas, they violated the Arizona Constitution by surrendering the legislative authority to tax to an unelected bureaucrat in an Executive branch agency, and made such taxes subject to approval of the federal government.
ü  Whereas, they forced passage of a tax increase by a mere majority vote instead of the  constitutionally required 2/3 vote.
ü  Therefore be it Resolved, that we, the precinct committeemen of Legislative District 25, do censure the following Arizona State legislators:
Governor Jan Brewer
LD1 Senator Steve Pierce         
LD16 Senator Rich Crandall
LD18 Senator John McComish
LD23 Senator Michele Reagan
LD 25 Senator Robert Worsley
LD28 Senator Adam Driggs
LD5 Rep.  Doris Goodale
LD6 Rep.  Thomas “T.J.” Shope
LD8 Rep.  Frank Pratt
LD9 Rep.  Ethan Orr
LD15 Rep.  Heather Carter              
LD16 Rep.  Doug Coleman         
LD18 Rep.  Jeff Dial       
LD18 Rep.  Bob Robson
LD28 Rep.  Kate Brophy McGee
·       Within Hours Of Filing A Referendum To Stop Implementation Of The Federal Affordable Care Act (the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion) the United Republican Alliance of Principled Conservatives (URAPC) reported personal attacks and bashing of URAPC co-chairmen former State Senators Frank Antenori and Ron Gould. URAPC needs to collect some 86,000 signatures (shooting for 100,000) by Sept 10 to get the referendum placed on the November ballot. Contact: Christine Bauserman 520-235-2234
·       The (URAPC Kick-Off  Rally is scheduled at 10 am., Saturday, June 22 on the State Capitol Lawn, 1700 W. Washington, Phx. The rally will open the campaign to get enough signatures to place a referendum on the November to stop Medicaid expansion. At 1 pm, they will leave the rally to meet at two separate locations for the purpose of canvassing the districts containing the Senator and Representatives who supported Gov Jan Brewer’s Medicaid Expansion. They will regroup at:
ü  LD 18 Canvass  - (McComish - Dial - Robson) Join Frank Antenori and Christine Bauserman at: McDonald’s, 4750 E Warner Rd, NW corner Warner/48th St) Phx. 85044
ü  LD15 Canvass (Heather Carter) - Join Ron Gould at the Deer Valley Airport, 702 W. Deer Valley Road, Phx, 85027
·      URAPC petitions:   Contact: Christine Bauserman  520-235-2234
·       A Counter Rally Is Reportedly Scheduled By Medicaid Expansion Backers on the opposite lawn from the June 22 URAPC ‘People’s Veto’ kick-off rally to be held on the capitol lawn.
·       March 7: The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) Approved A Resolution Opposing The Governor Medicaid Expansion proposal that supports Obamacare. Maricopa County GOP EGC and LDs 1, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 And 30; Pima County Republican LDs 2, 3 ,4, 9, 10, 11, 14;  the Coconino Republican Executive Committee , along with the Pinal, Cochise and Mohave County Republican Committees and the Yavapai County Area Directors united in passing resolutions in opposition to the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion (AHCCCS) in support of Obamacare throughout this Spring.
·       June 6: The MCRC EGC Overwhelmingly Voted In Favor Of Condemnation Of The “Gang Of Six” Republican Senators John McComish (LD18), Rich Crandall (LD16), Adam Driggs (LD28), Steve Pierce (LD1), Michele Reagan (LD23) and Bob Worsley (LD25) -  who voted with Dems in support of Gov. Jan Brewer’s  Medicaid Expansion.
·       Resolutions Passed By The MCRC EGC At The March 7 Meeting are posted on the MCRC Web site.  Go to or see the 3-8-13 MCRC Briefs at  
·       Links For All Of The Medicaid Expansion Related Resolutions:
·       June 17: LD1 Unanimously Passed A ‘No Confidence’ Motion Regarding Sen. Steve Pierce:  Motion: LD1 expresses a vote of no confidence in our LD1 Senator Steve Pierce who overwhelmingly and completely voted with Democrats regarding the Medicaid expansion and amendments (some are saying up to 50 times) in opposition to his fellow Republican senators, constituents, and party platform.
·       The Flagstaff Republican Women will hold their annual fund raising picnic from 11 am to 2 pm, June 22 in Flagstaff.  Constitutional expert Shane Krauser is scheduled to speak. Contact/RSVP: FWR President Joan Harris at 928-226-0502.
·       Yesterday, Gov Jan Brewer Signed HB 2608 (EORP; closure; defined contribution) into law. The historic Republican-led legislation, sponsored by Rep Phil Lovas (R- LD22), passed out of the House and Senate with no Democrat support. The bill creates a defined contribution retirement system for newly elected officials and judges and will close the current Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP). It will also resolve the crisis of the current system which suffers from a deficit of more beneficiaries than actively contributing employees.  Grateful for the support the bill received, Representative Lovas stated, “I’d like to thank my legislative colleagues and Governor Brewer for supporting this historic piece of legislation that will enhance the solvency of our retirement system. The fiscal leadership and wisdom Arizona has shown should serve as a model for other states as well as for the federal government.”
·       “If We Had A Party That Held The Elected Elite Accountable, wouldn’t this be a question that the party would ask?,” writes Jim Ehl as he points out that "Arizona represents 25% (McCain/Flake) of the Gang of 8 -- (15 county chairs, 30 LD chairs and a state chair stand mute,)"
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·        With Limited Funds Available For Maintaining Approximately 7,000 Miles On Arizona’s Highway System, the Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking $40 million grant from the federal government for two key projects that support the movement of interstate commerce. The projects include rehabilitating a bridge approaching the Virgin River Gorge on Interstate 15 to and from the Nevada and Utah state lines in Mohave County, and improving Arizona-California border crossing times at the Ehrenberg Port of Entry on Interstate 10 in La Paz County. Both interstates are heavily used by commercial trucks en route to deliver goods to Arizona and the rest of the nation.
·       A Congressman Paul Gosar Potluck-BBQ Benefit is scheduled between 4-8- pm, June 22 at 1905 W Road 2 South, Chino Valley. $10 per person. Participants are asked to being a side dish to serve 12 people. Bring chairs. Please RSVP so they know how much chicken, burger and hot dogs to purchase. RSVP to Sue Goodchild Or 636-7355
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·       The Arizona Freedom Alliance is hosting a “State Supt of Education John Huppenthal Town Hall” Meeting from 7-8 pm, June 24 at the Heritage Academy, 32 S Center St., Mesa. RSVP on Arizona Freedom Alliance:
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