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Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
Thursday - April 30, 2015
"You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the [Iran] deal.” - George W. Bush Former President of the United States
· The LD23 Legislative Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ. $40 per person. Speakers: Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh, Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in opens at 8:30 am. Reservation deadline – May 6. Mail checks to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Contact: Liz Alcorn 6020-315-0349.
· The Northeast Maricopa County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly will meet between 6-8:30 pm., May 7 in Scottsdale. Speaker - Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips will address another bond issue - similar to the 2014 bond issue. Location: Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, Room 4, 10440 N. Via Linda, Scottsdale just south of Shea Blvd. Open meeting. All are welcome. RSVP not required.
· Baltimore Riots: Criminal or Protest? Americans view the recent rioting in Baltimore as criminal behavior, not legitimate protest, and think it will only worsen the criminal justice situation in the city. Read More
· The Chandler Chamber of Commerce hosted Coffee with the Mayor to discuss business issues and news throughout Chandler last Saturday.
· Forest-Service-Begins-To-Pave Way For Massive Urban Sprawl Next To Grand Canyon Permit would facilitate 2,100 new housing units plus malls, hotels near canyon’s edge.
· Last Week, Superintendent Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas kicked off her statewide “We Are Listening” tour in Kingman, Ariz. to gather feedback on education issues facing Arizona’s K-12 students. Tonight, the Superintendent will make her third tour stop at Arizona Western College in Yuma, followed by a visit to Glendale High School in Glendale on Sat, May 2. The tour will make a total of 14 stops around the state through the end of June. Public feedback can be e-mailed to HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov, online at www.azed.gov/HearingEveryVoice, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice.
· Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer organized the “Stand With Rand” gathering for presidential candidate Sen Rand Paul that is scheduled 3 pm., May 8 in Arizona State University Student Recreation Center.
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, May 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N Central Ave., Phx. to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery DUI enforcement ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana and others issues. Cost $22. RSVP to Tina Shaw email@example.com, or 623-934-9730 no later than Sun, May 3rd.
· Voters Are Less Supportive of Raising Eligibility Age For Medicare Voters continue to doubt they'll receive all their promised Medicare benefits, but they're less willing to raise the eligibility age to keep the program afloat. Read More
· The Moral Action Ministry Presents Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas in the Arizona State Government in Action-The 1st 100 days of 2015 between 9:34 am and noon, Sat., May 16 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, (Dynamite & Pima) Scottsdale, AZ. LD23 Reps Michele Ugenti and Jay Lawrence will address legislative issues.
· Congressman David Schweikert will be at Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 at 4 pm., Mon., May 4 for a budget presentation. Contact: Linda Rizzo (480) 946-2411.
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club meets at 9 am., Sat., May 16 with Superintendent Diane Douglas. 8:30 am social in the in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
· “Superintendent Diane Douglas was disturbed and felt physically intimidated that a man twice her size would grab her arm and yank the microphone from her hands in a public meeting...” - Dept of Education spokeswoman Sally Steward on State Board of Education President Greg Miller’s actions at yesterday’s board meeting.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 4 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx. with Founder of Public Speaking is Fun Founder Fred R Doidge aka The Doctor of Public Speaking. He will address five ways to manage conflict, five ways to make a great first impressions and your personal commercial. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496
· Sen Marco Rubio will address the Arizona Chamber of Commerce/Industry “Leadership Series” luncheon on May 6. $40 members. Discounted rates for Precinct Committeemen. Limited space. register here of contact Cylee Gutting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 248-9172
· LD12 Vice Chairman Jake Hoffman’s two children - Tyler and McKenzie ages 5 and 3, setup shop in the San Tan Ranch community earlier this week to sell lemon aid and cookies with all of the proceeds going to support the relief efforts currently underway in Nepal, where the death toll has climbed to more than 5,000. In little more than an hour the lemon aid stand brought in more than $50. The children will donate 100% of the gross earnings to Nepal Earthquake Relief efforts of the American Red Cross. They will setup another charity lemon aid stand on Mon, May 4 between 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Monday’s stand will be located at the intersection of E. Portola Valley Dr and S. Atherton Blvd. near A Child’s Place at the Ranches preschool.
“I am delighted to watch my children growing up with a desire to serve others,” said Hoffman. “As parents we work hard to instill in them the values and principles that reflect our beliefs and it is humbling to see them striving to make a positive impact on the lives of others.”
“It is wonderful to see that the desire to serve others is alive and well in our youngest citizens,” said Republican Party of Gilbert and Queen Creek Chairwoman Mickie Niland. “At the heart of the Republican Party is the willingness to serve others and Tyler and McKenzie certainly have shown that we will continue to do so for generations to come.”
The Republican Party of Gilbert and Queen Creek promotes civic engagement, encourage participation in the political process, and supports the Republican Party platform; among others. Hoffman also serves on the Higley Unified School District governing board, vice-chairman of the Republican Party of Gilbert and Queen Creek and Communications Director for the Maricopa County Republican Party.
· Editor’s Note: When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.
· LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor: As district chair of LD 23 I was in attendance as a non-voting member of the state party executive committee meeting. The attendees were given a one page overview of one year of anticipated expenditures. Robert showed us an Excel spreadsheet with the detail projected onto a screen at the front of the meeting room and discussed much of that document and answered questions on it. The budget that was passed was for a one (1) year time period i.e. 2015. That is all I can report, but it is exactly what happened in answer to the questions you posed. – Editor’s Note: O'Connor is referring to questions Briefs asked AZGOP Robert Graham and Treasurer Jonthan Lines regarding the budget presentation at the April 18 meeting. See top story 4-29-15-briefs
· Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring: Last week, Council members Thelda Williams, Bill Gates, Sal DiCiccio and myself voted against a proposal that some believe will allow Phoenix to create its own ID card. This could cost, based on the experiences of other cities, the City of Phoenix millions of dollars in startup costs and millions more in annual costs to produce a card that would not serve as valid identification to police officers. The City Council should address its budget issues and not spend time on what will be an expensive attempt to circumvent immigration laws, which are the federal government's responsibility. Please see below for a few articles from the Arizona Republic on the issue.
Jim Waring, Phoenix City Councilman - District 2
· Phoenix City Councilman Sal DeCiccio: Phoenix Sheraton Cost You $130 Million in Depreciation: plus $38 Million in Operational Loss - Detroit? See DiCiccio’s statement at deficit hotel operation
· LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko: Arizona school districts are estimated to receive millions extra in classroom site funding next year. Peoria District Schools will see a boost of $1.1 Million and Dysart schools $800,000 extra. Detail State Budget details: azleg.gov/jlbc The budget was balanced in March; legislature adjourned April 3. A lot of good legislation was signed into law. This year’s focus was to ensure government lives within its means and to reduce regulations on people and businesses in an effort to boost the economy and increase liberty.
My legislation this year focused on tax policy, consumer protection, and helping schools and PTAs. My tax reform legislation, SB1446, helps contractors and was just one vote short of a unanimous vote. SB1465, my consumer protection legislation that protects roof top solar customers, passed unanimously by both the House and Senate and is now being promoted as national model legislation. Legislation I introduced to help schools and PTAs, SB1267, allows schools to seek waivers through the state from the federal government’s over-reaching ban on snow cone and cupcake sales after schools. It is both shocking and sad that I even had to introduce this legislation, all because the current federal administration decided to ban school groups from selling snacks after school that were not on their approved “healthy snack” list. To offer input or suggestions, please contact me at 602-926-5413 or DLesko@azleg.gov
AZ CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS
· Congressman Trent Franks: After casting a YES vote for the FY2016 Budget:"This budget, which balances in less than 10 years, is a step in the right direction to creating jobs, catalyzing economic growth, and establishing revenue neutral tax reforms. The economic and physical securities of our children are secured by this Budget which creates $32 billion in surplus and ultimately pays off the national debt without raising taxes. The FY2016 Budget cuts more than $5 trillion, ensures the National Defense by supporting our military and the resources necessary to counter global threats, repeals Obamacare, and saves, strengthens, and secures Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. This is a victory for the American people and further evidence that Republicans are committed to a healthy economy built on opportunity and the same fiscal discipline that American families live by every day."
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, MAY 1
The Republican Women of Prescott raffle tickets are available. Win $10,000, $3,000 or $1,000 at the May 1 drawing. Tickets can be purchased the Republican HQ., 112 B E. Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303 928-776-4500 email@example.com; www.yavgop.org
· AZ National Committeewoman Sharon Giese will address the Graham County Republican Committee at noon, May 1 at the Manor House, 415 E. Highway 70, Safford.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
· A Going Away Party For Brieanna Peipelman starts at 3:30 am., Sat., May 2 at HotRods off of South Houghton Rd by Mary-Cleveland. After many years of service for the Pima GOP and LD-14, Peipelman is moving to Austin Texas.
· The Prescott Valley Clean-up Day is scheduled from 8am – 4 pm., Sat., May 2.
· The Sun City West Republican Club will met at 8:30 am., Sat., May 2 at the Sun City West Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., in Sun City West. Doors open at 8 am with coffee/donuts. $2 admission fee to cover cost of the room. Rae Lynne Chornenky, past president of the National Federation of Republican Women will address the group. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 602-421-8877.
· An AZGOP Campaign School is scheduled at 9 am., May 2 at Phoenix headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St. The free session includes communications, fundraising, voter data, committee operations, a luncheon panel discussion with consultants Sean Noble, Brian Murray and Constantin Querard, plus a Q&A session. Limited space. RSVP to AZGOP Political Director George Khalaf at email@example.com.
MONDAY, MAY 4
The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at the McCormick ‘Millennium’ Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale for their May 4 dinner meeting. 5:30 pm – meet/greet. 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Matt Kenney/Dan Caldwell of Concerned Veterans for America will address the group. Spouses welcome. $35 per person. Reservations required. RSVP deadline . Thurs., April 20. Contact Judy Eisenhower 480-659‐8962 firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
· Senator Marco Rubio will highlight the CAP event at 7 pm., May 6 in the Arizona Christian University Gymnasium, 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Click here for tickets for the main event or private pre-event reception. Pre-event reception attendees will get a picture with Senator Rubio and participate in an exclusive Q&A. CAP President Cathi Herrod and Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil will also speak.
· Presidential Candidate Sen Marco Rubio will be featured at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce /Industry ‘Leadership Series’ luncheon at noon, May 6 at the Ritz-Carlton, 2401 E Camelback Rd., Phx, 85016. Registrations open at 11 am. Precinct Committee discounted rate of $40 per person. Non-members $50. Contact: Contact Cylee Gutting at email@example.com or (602) 248-9172.
· The Red Mountain Patriots will hear radio talk show host Bradlee Dean at 7 pm., Wed., May 6 at the Faith Christian School, 7464 E Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. Doors open at 5 pm.
· Report: Valley's Air Quality Suffers, Drought Blamed
· Chandler Pastor Seeks Answers About His Family In Nepal
· A Snow Job
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
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