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Saturday, March 14, 2015

 

·        Randy-Pullen-Former-AZGOP-Chair And Former RNCC Treasurer Says NO To RNCC Survey Begging For Money  “Thank you for sending the survey. Normally, I throw it away, because I know it’s about money and you could care less about what I think. I typically give money directly to candidates, but not anymore.  Boehner must go. Not funding incumbents will reinforce the point.”   Editor’s Note: Pullen notes reflects what many grassroots Republican are saying. Perhaps if more Republicans responded as Pullen did, the hierarchy in Washington, DC would get the idea that grassroots Republicans are fed up with Boehner, McConnell and others who disregard local opinions

 

·       McConnell-Rapidly-Tipping-His-Hand  “The question (Mitch) McConnell now needs to answer is this: In the face of an imperial presidency, what is the purpose of his party running the Senate if they will unilaterally and preemptively surrender all of their tools in the shed?”

 

·       Some-Republicans-In-Washington-Can’t-Take-The-Heat-So-They-Need-To-Get-Out-Of-The-Kitchen    In a not surprising twist, Sen. John McCain blamed haste and an impending snowstorm in Washington that caused a less measured consideration of the letter. Speaking to Politico, McCain said, "It was kind of a rapid process. Everybody was looking forward to getting out of town because of the snowstorm. I think we probably should have had more discussion about it, given the blowback there is."   Can someone please give these males some "big boy" pants and a demeanor more like that of an adult instead of a high school teenager?

 

·       LD24 Will Entertain Attorney General Mark Brnovich during its 7 pm., Thurs., March 19 meeting scheduled at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Sign-in 6:30 pm. Gina McCracken will provide refreshments.  Program Chairman Carole Joyce reports that State Treasurer Jeff  DeWit will speak at the April 16 meeting.  Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is slated for the May meeting.

 

·       LD1 (Maricopa County) Will Have A Booth between 10 am and 4 pm at the March 28 and 29 at Anthem Days, registering voters, handing out balloons and candy, and hosting elected officials such as Rep. Noel Campbell and Judge Gerald Williams. The Daisy Mountain Tea Party will be there to inform neighbors of Tea Party activities, especially Trevor Louden’s appearance at the 6:30 pm., April 7  meeting at the Anthem Community Civic Building.  Contact LD1 Chairman Cathy Schwanke SchwankeLD1@gmail.com

 

·       The Lincoln Republican Women Dinner Meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., April 6 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort,  Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ  (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side  of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited. 5:30 pm social. 6 pm business mtg. 6:20 pm dinner. 7 pm program featuring Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell who will address ‘Voting Issues.’  $35 per person. Reservations Required.   Deadline  Thur,  April 2. Send check made out to “LRWC” Patricia  Kaufman,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250  or bring cash. Contact: Kaufman at  480-368-2777  patiamiam@gmail.com

 

·       Appropriations Chairman Justin Olson was the guest on the Russell Pearce Radio Talk Show this evening at 6 pm, KKNT 960 The Patriot

 

·       Republican Activist Joani Mangold is rapidly recovering from her hip surgery of three weeks ago.  She was seen enjoying a ball game (wheelchair and all) at the stadium in the West Valley yesterday.

 

·       Tea Party Patriots Are Hosting A Tele Town Hall with Wisc Gov Scott Walker at 8 pm (ET) Mon., March 16.    Registration/ details here.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar is sponsoring an Easter Card contest for children age 13 and younger. Gosar will have lunch with the two top winners of the free-hand art contest highlighting Easter – at the school or agency that enters their art work. Entries can be no longer than a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and must be submitted by March 18 to TeresaMartinez@mail.house.gov  or mailed to Congressman Paul Gosar San Tan Valley office, 270 E Hunt Hwy #12, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 or call 480-882-2697.

 

·       Volunteers Are Needed for the LD17 voter registration booth at the Ostrich Festival Sun, March 15 from 10 am-6 pm at Tumbleweed Park. Map Here  Volunteers should contact Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178 or email mstennant280@gmail.com

 

·       Volunteers Are Needed March 15 by the NRA-ILA for the Mesa Gun Show to man booths starting at 9 am in Centennial Hall, 201 N Center St., Mesa. Contact: Michael Horanburg  mhoranburg@nrahq.org · 505-261-2087 .

 

·       The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots needs volunteers to work at their table during the March 28 and 29  Annual Anthem Day. Volunteers are needed from 10 – noon and from 2-4 pm both days.  Contact: Chairman Vera Anderson  602-821-4675  veraanderson41@gmail.com

 

·       Maricopa County Republican Activist Joe Hobbs is leading an effort to Censure the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for its unconstitutional takeover of the Internet. Hobbs encourages organizations to download a copy of his resolution,  discuss it at their meetings and fill in the name of your organization as indicated. Hobbs asks that his name remain on the censure document “as is.” Download at http://hobbs4az.com/blog/   Or contact Hobbs at 480-381-2380 or joseph.hobbs@cox.net if you would like Commissioner Ajit Pai’s dissent statement or any other support.

 

·       You Won’t Believe What Gitmo Detainees Are Throwing At Guards Daily  Detainees locked away in Guantanamo Bay apparently like to pass the time by throwing a “cocktail” of feces, urine, sperm, and vomit at guards on an almost daily basis, Marine Gen. John Kelly of U.S. Southern Command informed the Senate…

·       Freedom Fires Will Meet at 6:30 pm., March 25 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210. Speaker: Darla Dawald, former National Director of the "Patriot Action Network".  Admission: $2.00 (17 and under are free) FreedomFires.com

·       Will LD5 Sen Kelli Ward Run for US Senate? Ward’s newsletter:  I am seriously considering a primary challenge to Senator John McCain in 2016. I haven't taken these deliberations lightly, and by no means am I out of the thinking, learning and praying stage. I am humbled by my fellow Arizonans who are encouraging me. If I do run, I will work to keep your trust - and to earn the trust of many more voters around the state.

As I've listened to Arizonans, I have heard them express discontent and frustration over the action of Congress and our senior Senator's failure to stand up to an unlawful President. Many people are upset that DC is being represented in Arizona rather than Arizona being represented in DC. Arizonans are looking for a change after almost 30 years;  they are looking for someone who will represent them and their interests. They are looking for someone to be their voice; many believe that I am that person.

If I run for the U.S. Senate, it would require tremendous contributions by Arizonans - in time and money. I can’t make this decision without first counting the costs and exploring the political and financial paths for this huge endeavor. If I do run, I will run to give Arizona a powerful voice in the fight to stop ObamaCare, to stand up for the enforcement of our existing immigration laws and to secure the border before we discuss any other component of immigration reform. I will run to support our Constitution, smaller government, and individual liberty. I will run to be the voice that so many Arizonans long for in the US Senate. I appreciate your continued prayers, comments, and advice. I have been traveling around the state to meet my fellow citizens and to find out what they have to say about the state of affairs at all levels of government. To arrange a visit to your group, contact:  ElectKelliWard@gmail.com,  www.Facebook.com/KelliWardForArizona or  Twitter@KelliWardAZ

 

·       Potential Senate Candidate Kelli Ward In The News

ü  Arizona Republic Op-Ed 3/06/2015

ü  Arizona Republic  - On Failing Our Veterans 3/11/2015

ü  Breitbart.Com  - On Kelli Ward Running Against A Weakened John McCain 3/13/2015

ü  Breitbart.Com - Build The Dang Fence 3/13/2015

ü  Breitbart.Com - Kelli Ward Takes On McCain, Graham And Flake On Lynch Confirmation

 ·       AZRRT Call To Action And Weekly Report 150314-1600    Posted by Jose Borrajero on March 14, 2015 at 4:08pm in AZ Legislation    AZ Legislation Discussions NOTE: This material is the intellectual property of the author(s). Please include proper credit when reproducing all or any part of its contents. Twitter at www.twitter.com/azrrt1 Facebook at www.facebook.com/azrrt Distribution:  Please forward this to all like-minded individuals in your contact list. Make sure to remove e mail addresses and use only the Bcc: line to forward message. NOTE: For full and comprehensive info on 2nd Amendment issues/bills go to the AZCDL http://www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking.html  The following table contains legislative bill(s) that are coming up soon for action in our state legislature. Please contact everyone in the “who to contact” column and ask them to vote yes or no, depending on our wishes.

BILL #

WHAT THE BILL DOES

(Very Basic Summary) (1)

WHO TO

CONTACT (2)

WHERE

(3)

DATE

(3)

TIME

(3)

VOTE

(4)

SB1125

It further restricts eligibility of grass roots county school superintendent candidates. Requires prior approval by the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education

HOUSE EDUCATION

HHR-4

WED 3/18

2:00 PM

N

SB1200

mining and mineral museum; transfer

HOUSE ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

HHR-1

MON 3/16

2:00 PM

Y

HB2568

insurance premium tax reduction

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS

SHR-109

TUE 3/17

2:00 PM

Y

HB2368

sovereign authority; executive orders; DOJ

SENATE FEDERALISM, MANDATES AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

SHR-3

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

HB2643

sovereign authority; affordable care act

SENATE FEDERALISM, MANDATES AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

SHR-3

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

HB2658

federal lands; transfer; study committee

SENATE FEDERALISM, MANDATES AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

SHR-3

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

HB2162

rural fire district study committee.

SENATE RURAL AFFAIRS AND ENVIRONMENT

SHR-109

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

HB2176

federal land relinquishment; payments

SENATE RURAL AFFAIRS AND ENVIRONMENT

SHR-109

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

HB2318

transfer of public lands compact

SENATE RURAL AFFAIRS AND ENVIRONMENT

SHR-109

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

HB2321

public lands; conveyance and taxation

SENATE RURAL AFFAIRS AND ENVIRONMENT

SHR-109

TUE 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

SB1172

schools; information; political activity; prohibition

HOUSE EDUCATION

HHR-4

WED 3/18

2:00 PM

Y

SB1173

schools; bonds; overrides; funding sources

HOUSE EDUCATION

HHR-4

WED 3/18

2:00 PM

Y

SB1306

schools; data privacy

HOUSE EDUCATION

HHR-4

WED 3/18

2:00 PM

Y

SB1406

schools; audit findings; financial penalty

HOUSE EDUCATION

HHR-4

WED 3/18

2:00 PM

Y

SCR1001

clean elections repeal; education funding

HOUSE EDUCATION

HHR-4

WED 3/18

2:00 PM

?

HB2062

confidential tax information; tax credits

SENATE FINANCE

SHR-3

WED 3/18

9:00 AM

Y

HB2253

property tax assessments; one-year cycle

SENATE FINANCE

SHR-3

WED 3/18

9:00 AM

Y

SB1345

private land acquisition; study committee

HOUSE AGRICULTURE, WATER AND LANDS

HHR-3

THU 3/19

9:00 AM

Y

SB1189

health insurance; interstate purchase

HOUSE MILITARY AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

HHR-5

THU 3/19

9:00 AM

Y

HB2190

schools; common core; replacement

SENATE EDUCATION

SHR-1

THU 3/19

9:00 AM

Y

HB2246

statewide assessments; parental opt out

SENATE EDUCATION

SHR-1

THU 3/19

9:00 AM

Y

HB2483

school tax credit; classroom expenses

SENATE EDUCATION

SHR-1

THU 3/19

9:00 AM

Y

 

Footnotes:

(1) It is impossible to provide an adequate description in such limited space. For more information on any       bill, click the bill number to access the AZLEG page dealing with that bill. If that does not work for you, go to http://azleg.gov/ and enter bill number on the upper right hand corner of the main page.

(2) For contact information on all legislators click on AZ LEGISLATORS

               For contact information on House committee members click on AZ HOUSE COMMITTEES

               For contact information on Senate committee members click on AZ SENATE COMMITTEES

3) When a bill is scheduled to be heard in committee, the location, date, and time are provided. Otherwise the fields are blank

4) Indicates our position. Y = favor, N = oppose. ? = no clear consensus

Additionally, if a bill is scheduled to be heard in committee, make sure you register your comments via the “Request to Speak” ( ALIS / RTS ) program https://apps.azleg.gov/Account/SignOn?ReturnUrl=%2f

To read instructions on how to use the ALIS / RTS system, CLICK HERE 

 

 

AZRRT RESULTS OF RECENT VOTES 150314-1600  By Jose Borrajero  The latest results of actions on bills that we are watching, as reported on www.azleg.gov, are as follows:

BILL #

WHAT THE BILL DOES

(Very Basic Summary)

WHERE

RESULTS (*)

HB2067

independent expenditure disclosures; aggregate percentage

SENATE GOVERNMENT

P-5-2-0

HB2108

property tax; class nine; conventions

SENATE FINANCE

P-3-0-2

HB2153

tax credits; STOs; preapproval; entities

SENATE FINANCE

P-3-1-1

HB2174

empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren

HOUSE THIRD READING

F-28-32-0

HB2176

federal land relinquishment; payments

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-36-24-0

HB2190

schools; common core; replacement

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-34-23-3

HB2246

statewide assessments; parental opt out

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-35-24-1

HB2250

empowerment scholarship accounts; applications

HOUSE THIRD READING

F-29-31-0

HB2250

empowerment scholarship accounts; applications

HOUSE THIRD READING (RECONSIDERED)

P-35-24-1

HB2302

ADE; state and federal monies

SENATE EDUCATION

P-4-1-2

HB2368

sovereign authority; executive orders; DOJ

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-36-24-0

HB2407

referendum and recall provisions

SENATE GOVERNMENT

P-4-2-1

HB2448

average daily membership; homeschool pupils

SENATE EDUCATION

P-5-0-2

HB2483

school tax credit; classroom expenses

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-35-23-2

HB2529

officeholder accounts; creation; contributions

SENATE JUDICIARY

P-6-1-0

HB2551

state, county employees; precinct committeemen

SENATE GOVERNMENT

P-6-0-1

HB2608

elections; active registered voters

SENATE GOVERNMENT

P-4-3-0

HB2613

political activity; public resources; limitation

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-36-23-1

HB2616

public school credit; equalization assistance

HOUSE COW

RETAINED

HB2622

student count; growth; current year

HOUSE THIRD READING

NOT BROUGHT UP

HB2629

supreme court; attorney licensing

HOUSE THIRD READING

F-29-30-1

HB2643

sovereign authority; affordable care act

HOUSE THIRD READING

P-36-21-3

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