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5-16-14 MCRC Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

May 16, 2014

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will be featured at a ‘meet and greet’ fundraiser at the home of Sue Goodchild, 1905 W Road 2S, Chino Valley at 5 pm, May 23. RSVP Darcie at 480-437-1033 or info@RiggsforAZGOV.com   www.RiggsforAZGOv.com

 

·       LD11 Conservative Republican candidate Vince Leach filed 872 signatures with the Secretary of State’s office to qualify for the 2014 primary election.  Leach is part of LD11’s Conservative Team for State Legislature that includes State Representative Steve Smith and former law enforcement officer and small businessman Mark Finchem.

 

·       A Reminder To Politically Involved State Employees: See state restrictions (Arizona’s “mini-Hatch Act”) at A.R.S. § 41-752.[1] http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/00752.htm The public policy behind these limitations is at A.R.S. § 41-752(K).

 

·       Arrowhead Republican Women will host Constitutional speaker Shane Krauser at 5 pm, May 20 fundraiser dinner at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Students welcome. Adult meals $40 per person or $70 per couple. Student (18 yrs and younger) $15 per person. Proceeds will support education and scholarship efforts of the club. Dress code is business attire per country club policy – no jeans allowed. Reservations required. Tickets: Nancy Margaritas  623-322-0108.

·       Palo Verde Republican Women's Club Will Host A Gubernatorial Candidates Luncheon Forum May 21 at McDowell Mountain Golf Club, 10690 E. Sheena Drive, Scottsdale.  Candidates include Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Dr. John Molina, Frank Riggs and Scott Smith. Forum moderator is Tyler DiGrazia, a Young Republican from Arizona State University.  Lunch at 11:30.  Program at noon.  Guests  welcome.  $25 per person.  Reservations required.  RSVP: Edith Stock pvrwlunch@gmail.com before May 18.

·       ATTN Candidates:  Several candidate announcement/events came in this week without any reference to the position they are running for.  Announcements without position, party affiliation and contact information, will not be posted. Don’t assume everyone knows who you are and what you are running for.

 

·       New GOP offices:

·       Pinal County, 111 West Florence Blvd, Suite Six, Casa Grande, AZ 85122. Open 9 am to 6 pm. Contact Dallin Forrest.

·       Pima County, 1740 E Fort Lowell, Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85719. Open 9 am to 6 pm. Contact Jenna Bentley.

·       LD21 Rep Debbie Lesko Got 13 Bills Signed into law this session. Eight received unanimous support from both sides of the aisle, according to her newsletter.  They are: 

Legislation requested directly by constituents to solve problems:
HB2027:  Solves a problem brought to my attention by Sun City residents. The legislation allows Sun City and Sun City West golf car drivers to drive on the right side of their local roads if it is safe to do so.  Legislation was needed because drivers in Sun City were getting ticketed for something that has been common practice for 54 years.
HB2162:  Solves a problem brought to my attention by Surprise residents who complained that a Surprise City Councilman moved out of state and was no longer qualified to hold office.  No one would investigate the complaint.  My legislation gives authority to the county attorney’s office to investigate future complaints.
Legislation to protect women’s health:

HB2284:  Protects women’s health by bringing health inspection standards of abortion clinics up to the same standards of every other health facility in the state. Allows the AZ Department of Health Services to perform unannounced health inspections of abortion clinics, just like they already do for every other hospital, nursing home, clinic, and doctor office in the state.
Legislation to help taxpayers:

HB2283:  Gives taxpayers a 5 day grace period with the Department of Revenue if their tax payment is received after the postmark due date and the envelope does not have a postmark date on it.  Problem solved by this legislation: The post office is not postmarking all the mail anymore.  The Department of Revenue was charging interest and penalties if a tax payment was received after the postmark date even if it did not have a postmark on it.
Legislation to help small businesses:

HB2288:  Reduces the number of times/year small businesses need to submit tax forms and tax payments to the Department of Revenue. This bill was supported by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
Legislation to help non-profit senior living facilities:

HB2286:  Helps non-profit Senior Living Facilities reduce bureaucracy costs so they can pass on the savings to their residents.
Legislation to help with natural disaster recovery:

HB2046
:  Helps speed up natural disaster recovery relief by simplifying the permit process and eliminating double taxation on workers.

 

·       The Lisa Benson Radio for National Security is scheduled on Sunday at 1PM Arizona time (pacific) featuring Bill Warner and a discussion  on "Voice for the Voiceless: Women and Christians Under Shariah Assault"  KKNT 960AM http://www.960thepatriot.com/

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs: On Armed Forces Day, and always, please join me in thanking the members of the U.S. military (and their families!) for their patriotic service in support of our country.  Like them, I'm proud to have volunteered to serve in the military and to be an Army vet.  Our nation is strong because of the men and women in the armed forces who sacrifice to protect our liberties...and every veteran who has preceded them!

 

·       LD23 House Candidate John Strasser is inviting volunteers to join his team as they go through District 23 collecting signatures.  Give him a call (480 – 273 – 8798) or check out his website (http://johnstrasser.us) to sign up.

 

·       Sen Candidate Ralph Heap needs volunteers to man telephones from noon until 8 pm Mon-Fri at his campaign headquarters, 3535 E  Brown Road., Mesa. Greetings Volunteer. Call Don  602-284-6240   or  Barbara  480-577-9094 to schedule a time. 

 

·       LD16 Sen David Farnsworth will be the guest on the 7 pm, Sat., May 17 Russell Pearce Show on 960 The Patriot. Live show: 602-508-0960... make your voices heard!  Or www.ThePatriot.com  This talk s how is going to 6 pm on May 31.

 

·       Secretary Of State Ken Bennett will conduct his Grand Opening of Bennett for Governor Headquarters at 9 am, Sat., May 17 at 7000 E. McDowell Road, Suite 102, Scottsdale. The office will be open 9am-7 pm, Mon-Fri and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.  

·       The Martha McSally For Congress Campaign Headquarters Needs Volunteers From 9 Am-5 Pm, May 17 To Contact Local Voters, Collect Signatures, And Getting Martha's Message Out To The Community.  RSVP Matt@Mcsallyforcongress.Com Or Call Us At 520-488-2996.

·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am, May 17 at the Community Center, to hear senate candidates incumbent John Kavanagh and Jeff Schwartz and House candidates Effie Carlson, Jay Lawrence, Bob Littlefield, Chuck Schmidt, John Strasser and incumbent

Michelle Ugenti.

 

·       CANCELLED, TO BE SCHEDULED:  Dr. Barry A. Goodfield Is Hosting A Meet & Greet For LD22 Sen Judy Burges from 6 – 8 pm, May 17, at the  Ancala Country Club, 11700 E Via Linda, Scottsdale.  RSVP: Laura Allison 480-391-1000  Ext210  by Wed, May 14.

 

·       The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., May 19 to hear attorney David Cantelme address ‘Did the GOP get out smarted by the Arizona Redistricting Commission?’ at 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Ronald Ludders, Chairman 602-677-1496.

 

·       The Apache County Republican Committee has scheduled its Lincoln Day Luncheon for 6 pm, May 17 at the American Legion Hall in Springerville. Congressman Matt Salmon will be the speaker, accompanied by CD1 candidate Rep Adam Kwasman and gubernatorial candidate Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. Any other candidates in attendance will be a few minutes to address the group as well. They can host a table in their behalf for $25.  Tickets are $30 per person. Items for a silent auction are currently being accepted. For details visit www.apachecountyrepublicans.com

 

·       American Lands Council Presents Utah Rep Ken Ivory at 9:45 am until noon, Sat., May 17 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N Pima Road, Scottsdale,  to discuss federal promises made to various states when admitted to the union.

 

·       In Honor Of International Museum Day May 17, Phoenix’s Pueblo Grande Museum will be offering free museum admission all day. Visit pueblogrande 

 

·       LD17 PCs Are Needed To Walk The Geronimo Precinct at 8:45 am, Sat., May 17. Meet in the Chandler YMCA parking lot, 1655 W Frye Road, Chandler. Bring:  Smart Phone, Ipad/Tablet & Charger (backup maps will be provided for those who do not have smart phones) Clipboard, Petitions, Pen, Water, Hat & Sunscreen. Contact:  Angi Stamm at 602 561 3817 or angi@stammonline.net 

 

·       The Eddie Cook Campaigners will gather signatures from 8-11 am, Sat. May 17 at Gilbert Farmer’s Market and from 1-3 pm at the AZ Ice Grand Opening (fomer Polar Ice), 2305 E. Knox Road., Gilbert. Contact: Paul Brierley, campaign manager, Paul@VoteEddieCook.com

 

·       The Pinal County ‘CD1 Debate is scheduled at 10 am, March 17  (9:30 am meet ‘n greet) at the Union Center, 3855 N. Sun City Blvd., Florence.

 

·       Operation Enduring Gratitude Volunteers Are Needed to help renovate and clean up a veteran’s home at 5925 W Hubbell St., Phoenix – starting at 6 am, May 17 and 18.  Volunteers need water or sports drinks, gloves, wheel barrels, shade tent/cooing station, ice and anything to keep them going.  Contact Charlie at 480-678-0938 or Christal at 623-853-6447. Charlie@cellisllc.com or christalgalaviz@gmail.com

·       The Cobre Valley Republican Club Is Having An "Armed Forces Day" to honor all veterans on May 17 at 11:30 am, at the Globe Elks Club, 1910 East Maple Street, in Globe. Speakers are Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, "America's Sheriff of the Year" in 2011, along with Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp.Tickets are $25 each or two for $45 and includes roast beef lunch. RSVP: In the Globe area call Judy at 928-701-2195 or Dianna at 928-200-1647. In Payson call Shirley at 928-468-1131, or Pine-Strawberry call Gary at 928-478-8186. 

 

·       The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group Candidate Round Table is scheduled at 9 am, May 17 in the Chaparral Center Hopi Room, 19781 N. Remington Dr., Sun City Grand.  Candidate include of Attorney General, State Treasurer,  CD8, and Supt of Public Instruction.  Meetings are open to all Sun City Grand residents and guests, elected officials and candidates.  Contact: Ginny Nyre, President gnyre@cox.net (623-544-7187) or Ruth Seiter, Vice President Programs suncharu@q.com (623-544-9309) or visit our webpage at www.grandgop.com

 

·       ALRA Rancho Grande Candidate Meet & Greet is scheduled at 5:30 pm, May 17 at the  The Torres Residence, 203 E. Harrison, Gilbert featuring conservative candidates Steve Montenegro (LD13), Haydee Dawson (LD25), Daniel Estrella (LD2) and Lei Lana Cortez (LD24). Other Republican candidates are welcome to mingle. $15 ALRA members. Future members $20. RSVP:  Joe Borrajero at  602-402-5932. Joseb4538@zoho.com

 

·       The Annual Cochise County Republican Picnic is scheduled from 4 pm until sunset, May 17 (Armed Forces Day) at 9185 Garber Drive, Hereford. Free admission.  Pay Gunny for Gunny’s BBQ.  Rub shoulders with friends, neighbors, candidates and elected officials. Pony rides available. Contact: Toni Arena, Vice-Chair Cochise County Republicans   520 366 0390   or   520 558 1145.

 

·       Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett (current Secretary of State) schedule: info@bennettarizona.com

·       May17 – 11am-noon.  National Overseas Women's Veteran's Group, VA Hospital Mtg Rm, 650 E. Indian School, Phoenix.

·       May 17- 4-7 pm, Cochise County Republican Picnic, 9185 Garber Dr., Hereford, AZ

 

·       A 2014 Campaign Kick-Off Pancake Breakfast For Congressman David Schweikert and his wife Joyce is scheduled between 9 -11 am, Sat., May 17 at the home of Eric and Shawn Cashman, 6001 E. Pershing Ave., Scottsdale.  Admission: signatures on a Schweikert nomination ipetition or participation in one of four neighborhood walks scheduled for May 7 and 12 in Scottsdale and Phoenix and Ma8 and 13 in Fountain Hills. RSVP: Allison Mary  allison@davidschweikert.comor 480-628-2763.

 

·       LD28 Senate Andy Driggs Is Hosting A 3rd Biennial Waffle Breakfast at 8:30 am, Sat, May 17, at 4231 E. Clarendon, Phx., followed by a neighorhood petition walk. Kids welcome and can be left at the Driggs home during petitions walk.  Contact adam@driggslawgroup.com or call Leonore at 602-957-3761.

 

·       The Cochise County Republican Picnic is scheduled from 4 pm to sunset, May 17 at 9185 Garber Drive, Hereford, AZ 85615. Meet numerous county, state and federal candidates. Kids pony rides and entertainment. Free admission. Gunny’s BBQ available.  Contact: Toni Arena at 520-366-0390.

 

·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to repcomm@cox.net for posting in the Briefs.  In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary. See Briefs at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/

 

·       CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman Schedule:

·       May 17 - Apache County Republican Dinner,  6 pm, American Legion Post 30, 825 E. Main Street, Springerville, AZ.  Tickets: Visit this link

 

·       Diane Douglas, Candidate For Superintendent Of Public Instruction, schedule:.

·       May 17 – 8:30 -11 am, Sun City Grande Candidate Round Table Forum, Chaparral Center (Hopi Room) 19781 N. Remington Dr.,  Surprise 85374 in the. 8:30 AM-11:00 AM  Join Diane and other candidates.  To schedule Douglas contact Beth Hallgren at 602-369-2495  beth40dfl@gmail.com    www.dianedouglas.com 

 

·       CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer: Arizona Border Comments:  “The focus of the US Border Patrol, and Homeland Security, must be on the border. We can secure the border if we want to. As your congressman, I will work for all Arizonans, to move our Border Patrol forces to the border, where they need to be deployed. We cannot keep letting the drug smugglers and human smugglers enter the country, and then hope to catch them. It is imperative that we stop them from coming into the country in the first place. Along with securing the Arizona border, we must support the border economy by staffing the Ports of Entry with more ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers. These facilities are woefully undermanned, even with the latest influx of 150 new officers they still need at least 500 by most estimates.  With the thousands of trucks entering the US every day, the processing time is critical. For the produce companies in Nogales, this is a critical issue. As your congressional representative in CD3, I promise you that I will do everything I can to ensure proper staffing of the Mariposa Port of Entry, and all other ports of entry, on the Arizona/Mexico border. We must support the Nogales and Santa Cruz County economies, and their ties with Mexico.”

 

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham’s Newsletter announced today the hiring of two Field Directors to coordinate the Party’s Victory 2014 campaign to improve voter turnout, including among Hispanics, and encourage support for Republican candidates for the November election.“We are deploying significant resources on the ground — where it counts — to get more voters engaged in supporting Republican candidates, especially getting Hispanic voters interested in Republican candidates,” said Graham. “Sergio and Matt are accomplished advocates with lots of grassroots experience, and they’re a great addition to our statewide team building on our theme of Mobilize to Win.”

Sergio Arellano is the AZGOP’s new Field Director of Hispanic Initiatives, for Southern Arizona. He attended school in Tucson before serving in the Army, and returned from Iraq after being wounded. He was awarded the Army Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. Arellano’s experience includes serving as a precinct committeeman, State committeeman, Volunteer on numerous campaigns from school board all the way up to statewide races, he is current Chairman of Legislative District 2 and as a longtime activist and Board member with the Arizona Latino Republican Association. He has been an Outreach Director for the Arizona Attorney General’s mortgage settlement program, and has worked extensively with the Army’s Wounded Warrior program.

Matt Morales is the new Field Director of Hispanic Initiatives, for Central and Northern Arizona. Morales is an accomplished campaign manager and policy expert, and has an extensive background in communications technology in both government and the private sector. Morales’ two decades of involvement in politics spans from local to international levels, and he has represented the Republican Party at three Presidential nominating conventions. Always interested in forwarding the cause of support for Republican candidates, Morales and Arellano will be involved in the party’s daily campaign planning and operations including direct action, technology, strategy, and voter empowerment. U.S. Census data, voter registration figures, and voting data indicate that while Hispanic voters have been getting increasingly involved in elections, there is a lot of room to improve voter turnout, especially as more than 30 percent of Arizona’s population is Hispanic.

 

·       Speaker Andy Tobin - 2014 Legislative Wrap Up: The Second Regular Session of the 51st Legislature had many public policy achievements. I believe it is important that we share these successes with you, many of which, unfortunately, did not receive the attention they deserve.The Legislature appropriated $9.2 million for the construction of a new State veterans home in Yuma in the 2015 budget. This effort along with a veteran’s home completed in Tucson in 2011 highlights the Legislature’s commitment to keeping Arizona one of the friendliest states for veterans. The Yuma home will provide services to the 20,000 veterans living in southwestern Arizona.

The Legislature created and passed harsher penalties for human trafficking and crimes associated with child prostitution. This legislation keeps Arizona at the forefront of protecting those most vulnerable in our society by punishing the perpetrators that organize and promote these despicable crimes. In addition, the Legislature increased funding to the Department of Public Safety with the intention of funding pay increases for our public safety officers. A pay raise has been long overdue and is needed to retain and reward these officers for the courage and sacrifice they demonstrate each day on the job.

Together with my fellow legislators and the Governor, much has been accomplished. There is still  more work  to be done and I take comfort knowing the legislative accomplishments listed below keep Arizona on a fiscally stable path, broaden opportunities for everyone and protect those in need.  God bless you and thank you for the opportunity to serve-  Andy Tobin

LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

·       K-12 Education: For fiscal year 2015, the General Fund budget increases education funding by an additional $189 million, which excludes a 2014 supplemental of $47 million. In total, more than $235 million was added to K-12 education for the year. This increase followed restoration of more than $200 million for education in fiscal years 2013 and 2014. With the adoption of the 2015 budget, the K-12 education portion of the General Fund budget is only $150 million lower than its 2007 peak of $3.96 billion which was reached under the previous administration.

·       Higher Education : The 2015 budget provided additional funding to Arizona State University (ASU) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) of $27.5 million to bring their funding in line with University of Arizona (UofA). The additional funding marks the third year of a five-year plan to achieve parity among the three universities, bringing the plan to its completion two years early. In addition, the 2015 budget appropriates $3.5 million for U of A’s Cooperative Extension Program, adding 28 full-time employees, and $6.2 million for Community College STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math). On top of this, the budget allocated additional operating funds for each university:

Arizona State University:             $2 million

University of Arizona:                    $2 million

Northern Arizona University:     $500,000

·       Child Protective Service: The safety of Arizona’s children has been, is and will remain a main focus and responsibility of the Legislature. The Office of Child Welfare Investigations (OCWI) which uncovered the 6,500 uninvestigated cases began operations in January . The portion contributed by the General Fund, as shown below, to Child Protective Services (CPS) has increased each year since fiscal year 2010, and exceeds by nearly $100 million the high point reached during the previous administration.The General Fund contribution to CPS shown above provides for the cost of operating CPS, funding for OCWI, as well as funding for general support services which includes programs that help families stay together. Child Protective Services is funded through a mix of federal and state dollars.

·      Tax Policy/Commerce/Workforce:

HB 2272 – Renews the angel investment tax credit to help business startups attract angel investor capital.

HB 2377 – Indexes the tax brackets for inflation in TY 2015. Arizona does not currently adjust our tax brackets for inflation.

SB 1413 – Creates an exemption for electricity sold to manufacturing or smelting operation from TPT and use tax. Arizona is one of the few states that taxes electricity on manufacturers.

SB 1484 – Creates a corporate and individual tax credit for investment in new renewable energy resources if the power will be used primarily for manufacturing. Taxpayers can get up to $5 Million in credit with a program cap of $10 Million.

·       Human Trafficking (HB 2454): This legislation  broadens and clarifies the penalties associated with human trafficking and child prostitution, so that the harshest penalties are imposed on perpetrators of these kinds of crimes and Arizona remains at the forefront of the fight against human trafficking. Specifically, it broadens the definition of human trafficking to include racketeering and increases penalties for drawing a child into prostitution. Prior to this legislation, victims were treated like the criminals who coerced them into prostitution. It also prescribes an additional aggravating circumstance to the crime of child prostitution if the victim came from a shelter for runaway youth, foster children, homeless persons or abused persons. Finallly, this legislation establishes the human trafficking victim assistance fund.

·       Victims’ Rights (HB 2626): Establishes the Victims’ Rights Enforcement Fund and prescribes an additional $2 assessment collected by the courts for criminal offenses and certain civil penalties. The legislation gives nonprofit organizations additional resources to provide legal services to crime victims, and helps victims of crime protect their constitutional rights.

·       Commerce with Mexico: In March 2014, a  delegation made its second trip to Mexico City to broaden Arizona’s economic ties with Mexican businesses and government officials – the first bipartisan trip occurred in September 2013. The March trip included state university officials, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Arizona Commerce Authority, officials from the tourism and technology sectors as well as city of Phoenix officials, who are collaborating to re-open a trade office in Mexico City. The FY 2015 budget appropriates $300,000 to create a trade and investment office in Mexico City, Arizona’s largest trading partner. Over the last 10 years Arizona’s commerce with Mexico has more than doubled, reaching more than $14 billion as of 2013, according to the US Census Bureau.

·       Veterans Homes (2015 Budget): The 2015 budget appropriates $9.2 million to assist in the construction of a 60 to 90 bed Veterans Home in Yuma. By placing a State veteran’s home in Yuma, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be able to further advance its plan to provide services to the estimated 20,000 veterans in and around the Yuma region. This home follows the new Tucson State veteran facility opened Nov. 11, 2011. Currently, there are only two veterans facilities in  Arizona – one in Phoenix and one in Tucson. The Arizona Department of Veterans Services had considered building such a home in Flagstaff, Kingman or Yuma – eventually deciding Yuma needed the facility the most.

·       DPS Increase (2015 Budget):An increase of $3.3 million was appropriated  to the Department of Public Safety  in the 2015 budget and carried through budget years 2016 and 2017, for a total increase of nearly $10 million of the next three years.

·       Highway User Revenue Fund (2015 Budget): The 2015 budget marks the beginning  of the restoration  of the nearly $120 million in HURF revenues that have been diverted in previous  years . Communities, especially rural ones, can expect additional funding in 2015 to perform deferred road maintenance and needed improvements. Specifically, the 2015 budget restores $30 million  to HURF And an additiotnal $30 million in 2016. By 2017, the budget  restores $60 million to HURF, for $120 million over the three-year period. Rural communities are particular sensitive to HURF, and $120 million over the next three years will help communities rebuild their infrastructure and  will create jobs in rural areas of Arizona.

·       Breast Cancer Notification (SB 1225): Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in females in the United States, according to a report published by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Nationwide, breast cancer kills nearly 40,000 women annually. In Arizona, more than 3,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Beginning October. 1, 2014, health care facilities that perform mammography examinations are required to include a notice to women stating the accuracy of test results is reduced as tissue density increases. SB 1225 heightens early detection efforts, when the cancer is likely to be smaller and confined to the breast. Since 1989 early detection efforts have helped to save more than 2.8 million women.

·       Teenage Suicide Prevention (HB 2605):This bill allows certified teachers and administrators to count suicide awareness and prevention training programs as continuing education credits. In Arizona, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-19. Educators play an important role in recognizing the warning signs and knowing what to do to support students and their families.

·       Cancer Treatment Costs (HB 2078): Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, insurers who provide coverage for cancer treatment medications will be required to charge the same copayment, deductible or coinsurance amount for patient-administered cancer medications as it charges for medications administered by a health care professional. Although cancer drugs taken orally and administered by the patient  can be as effective as other cancer drugs administered by a health care professional, patients have been paying more out of pocket for them. Moreover, patient-administered cancer drugs allow a patient to remain at home rather than going to a hospital or clinic for every treatment.

·       Terminal Patient Right To Try Act (HCR 2005): If approved by the voters at the ballot this November, terminally-ill patients will have access to experimental drugs that have not yet been fully vetted by the Food and Drug Administration. It  also prohibits a state agency from taking action against a physician or health care institution that prescribes an experimental drug in accordance with standard medical practices.

 

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