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3-5-17 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.       Web Master John Strasser

A group Payson, AZ clip_image002residents came together for a few hours Saturday morning to shout out their support for newly elected President Donald J Trump. They stood on the sidewalks of the main highway through town and were greeted by honking horns and "thumbs up for President Trump" signals from a multitude of drivers and passengers.  It was uplifting and encouraging to those of us who strongly support him.  This is small town America in action. (Tom Morrissey photo)

Newly elected AZGOP Treasurer Bob Lettieri provided the Wickenburg Republican Club with some interesting data during his Feb 27 presentation. Referring to his campaign research notes, the soft-spoken, non-nonsense, 23-year professional numbers cruncher, opened his presentation with, “Hypothetically, if you were a shareholder in a company that in six years lost 61% of its customer base I think you would be concerned. If the same company six years ago generated 14.7% of its revenue from major customers and this fiscal cycle generated 76.4% of its revenue from major customers that should be cause for concern.  Your concern would be that a loss of any one major customer could lead to financial instability of the company. Additionally over the most current reporting cycle the total receipts of this company were 30% less than its closest competitor.He continued, “This exactly what’s happening to the AZGOP.

  • In the election cycle of 2012 the AZGOP received 1,539 Itemized Individual contributions from 1,055 contributors.
  • In the 2016 cycle, 597 itemized individual contributions from 378 contributors. A decrease of 64% in contributor’s
  • In the 2012 cycle, 14.8% of Itemized Individual contributions came from major contributors.
  • In 2016 the AZGOP received 76.4% of Itemized Individual contributions from major contributors. This represents an increase of 62% in Itemized Individual contributions from major contributors.

   He pointed out, “In the election cycle of 2016 the AZGOP received $1,133,729 of itemized individual contributions from 378 contributors with the Republicans representing 34.6% of registered voters. By contrast in the election cycle of 2016 the AZ Democratic Party received $1,233,239 of Itemized Individual contributions from 1,830 contributors with 30.4% of registered voters being Democrats.

   “Doesn’t this mean that the Democrats are getting more participation and broadening their base of active supporters while our AZGOP are content to rely on fewer and fewer while allowing the AZGOP to rely on larger but fewer Republicans that are contributing there financial resources,” said. He noted that in the election cycle of 2016 the AZ Democratic Party received 30% or $2,265,751 more in Total receipts (from all sources which includes Itemized Individual contributions) than the AZGOP.  He is working on a plan to reverse these negative trends. “We can do much better,” he said.

   While driving to Wickenburg, he had phoned Chairman Johnathan Lines regarding his duties as the new treasurer and learned that the Party Chairman controls the budget. Lettieri reported that he can’t access the immediate past treasury books because of an audit in process. Fresh books are currently being set up. Lettieri, who has “been responsible for providing shareholders, investors and regulatory agencies with information demonstrating accountability at the highest level in the private sector for the past 23 years” said he plans to be in the AZGOP office Tuesday and Friday afternoons. - ft

ACTION REQUESTED: Activist Anita Christy to Common Core Fighters: Please take action on SB1314 'Student Data Privacy' Bill as written We are working with House Education members to get an amendment to our 3 concerns.  SB1314 will be heard in the House Education Committee AT 2 PM., Mon., March 6. See objection details at 3-4-17-Briefs

Americans for Prosperity-Arizona is hosting "Dessert at the Capitol " to citizens and legislators together between 11:30 am-1:30 pm., Wed., March 15 at the Arizona State Capitol, Senate Building, 3rd Floor Lobby . Register here afp dessert tickets There's free parking at the Capitol! More information here.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm., Tues., March 7 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. in Phoenix. Contact Chr Chris Herring.

Susan Kay Schultz of Scottsdale reports that a Federation of Republican Women’s Club in Los Angeles is urging residents to mail a post card on March 15 expressing support to President Donald J Trump at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.

James Alberts: I think Dinesh D'Souza should make a movie about John McCain’s America, don't think it would be much different the Hillary’s America!

Gary Ripley: Hmmmm...supposedly obama couldnt get a FISA warrant in June to wiretap Trump. He was able to get one later though, with timing extraordinarily close to mccain giving a phony "dossier" on Trump to the FBI. Coincidence?

LD22 Chairman Rae Chornenky reminds her PCs that they need to elect a Captain for their precinct by Mon., March 20. Contact: Chornenky at rlc@chornenkylaw.com

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ely: From 3-4-17-Briefs “Ironically, the newly elected AZGOP Treasurer Bob Lettieri, didn’t learn until the evening of Feb 27, that his new role doesn’t include handling the 2017-18 AZGOP budgets. During his presentation to the Wickenburg Republican Club, he mentioned that while driving to Wickenburg, he had phoned Chairman Johnathan Lines regarding his duties as the new treasurer and learned that the Party Chairman controls the budget. Lettieri reported that he can’t access the immediate past treasury books because of an audit in process. Fresh books are currently being set up. Lettieri, who has “been responsible for providing shareholders, investors and regulatory agencies with information demonstrating accountability at the highest level in the private sector for the past 23 years” said he plans to be in the AZGOP office Tuesday and Friday afternoons. - ft

    Look’s like Letteri’s hands may be tied.  According to the autocratic bylaws, “The treasurer shall receive all monies provided for the state committee, be custodian of the funds received, and disburse same upon order of the state chairman.”

    New state chair in AZGOP Update: “And as I learned in my second week as AZ GOP Chairman, our party has incurred some legal bills that must be paid.”    Looks like Graham left Lines ‘a bucket of worms.’  And Lines said, “I am committed to raising the funds necessary to pay off our existing legal bills, and to fund the case going forward.”  Is he going to try that himself or direct his Finance Chairman/ Committee to come up with such a plan? 2. Finance Chairman : The finance chairman shall raise funds for the party.

    Executive committee:  “The executive committee shall approve the annual budget and review and counsel the state chairman on all programs relating to the state party.”  It would be assumed that if the Executive Committee has the authority to approve the AZ GOP budget that they would have some authority over the spending. 

    Side note - - Has the new secretary seen the AZ GOP records, yet??  The AZ GOP autocratic bylaw is overdue for a review if apathy doesn’t prevail.  How many county chairs will step up to the plate?? (Editor’s Note: The secretary now has copies of the official minutes from 2003 – but not the other requested records.)

Bob Richards of Glendale: Remedy for Religious Myth --  Political pollution coupled with the art of miss-communication to destroy freedoms have now become the hallmark of PC types behaving in unreasonable ways such as rioting in streets across the Nation sowing discord where they can to avenge grievances for the loss of power politically in the last election cycle. Cruel and oppressive government regulations imposed by bureaucracies are being exposed and are swiftly being dealt with by the Trump Administration. The fear that citizens bettering themselves and becoming economically free via jobs appeals to persons wanting to move from one rung of the economic or social ladder to the next disarms the previous hierarchy power hungry political elites. So, what’s left for the left? The "Fake News Artist" promotes discourse at length about racial minorities, women’s rights, gender identity, and have become practitioners of apparatchiks smears. Obama hold over’s embedded in bureaucratic agencies leak to media mind control freaks classified data as fodder to perverse truths, corrupt speech, and promote propaganda against the current Administration. To cap such chaos they play “The Race Card”. Someone has said, "In the last decade America has had a black president, two black secretaries of state, and three women secretaries of state, achieve law enforcement officer who was black and so forth, and so on.” This racial radical creed is a religious myth—the most destructive religious myth in the history of our Nation or perhaps mankind.  What can be done? Pray!“May God arise and his enemies be scattered”.

The Cochise County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 4 pm., Mon., March 6 at CCRC Headquarters, 325 W Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. Contact: 1+520-417-1000 ccrc@cochisereps.com

LD 18 Republicans will meet at 6:45 pm., Wed., March 8 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix.

March 11 Is The Last Date the Constitution Study Group will conduct a constitution class for third graders through seniors through a while. The class is scheduled between 2-3:30 pm., Sat., March 11 at the American Family Education, 4833 E Southern in Mesa. RSVP: Reserve a Study Guide  -  Verl Farnsworth    (480) 204-0964  or   vfarnsworth13@yahoo.com CitC Team of teachers instruct school students 3rd - 12th grade. Parking – public school lot east of AFE. $5 covers constitution booklet and study guide.

LD29 Republicans will gather at Ginny G’s Restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Road in Phoenix at 7 pm., Mon., March 13 at 7 pm. Social/dinner at 6:30 pm.

LD17 PC Whitney Lawrence, Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose’s campaign manager, needs volunteers for precinct walks or making calls from home. Walks will meet at 9 am Saturday at Fry’s Grocery Store, 14th Street/Bell Road. Contract her at 480-381-3868 or wnlawrence1@gmail.com. See DeRose’s campaign website at https://www.chrisderose.org.

Coconino County Parks and Recreation has scheduled a sweet Decorating Desserts clinic between 9am – noon, Sat., March 11. $15 for 14 years and older. registration here. See coconino.az.gov/recprograms programs. Or rconway@coconino.az.gov, or phone, (928) 679 8028.

The Ongoing Investigation Of At Least Four Cases of E.coli in Maricopa and Coconino counties is part of a larger multi-state investigation of 12 cases in five states. In Arizona, all cases are children under the age of 5 years old. Half of the Arizona cases have been hospitalized for this disease; each one of the reported cases have recovered from their illness. E. coli infection ranges from mild to severe, with symptoms lasting about five to seven days in most people. Symptoms of E. coli include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and abdominal pain. Young children, the elderly, and the immuno-compromised are at risk of developing Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a potentially life-threatening illness that can cause kidney failure. “Individuals with symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping should seek medical attention if they develop bloody diarrhea or cannot drink enough fluids to keep hydrated," said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director for Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “We are asking healthcare providers to get stool cultures if they suspect E. coli especially in young children.” For more information about E. coli, please visit our website to view answers to frequently asked questions.

Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 7 with Dr Carl Goldberg to discuss “Radical Islam” in the Grand Canyon Room in the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Goldberg is an expert on Islamic teachings and extreme Islamic Terrorism.

The-Fiscal-Cost-Unlawful-Immigrants-And-Amnesty-The-Us-Taxpayer Numerous charts show the cost of keeping illegal aliens in our country. The savings would be more than enough to pay for the wall by itself! From jail costs to social programs, or stolen identity and compensation for criminal behavior such as vandalism, keeping illegals here is not cheap.

The Arizona Game and Fish Dept has announced that the AzGFD Outdoor Expo, presented by Shikar Safari Club International will be held on Sat, March 25, and Sun, March 26, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (I-17 and Hwy 74) in North Phoenix. The Expo has grown from 1,000 attendees in 2004 to a record of 41,100 people last year. The free event offers 150 vendors, live wildlife exhibits, kayaking, hiking, kids fishing tanks, target archery, firearms safety, try out different firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the shooting range, talks on wilderness survival, raptors, reptiles, dove hunting, cowboy mounted shooting competition at the Royce W Anderson Family Arena, rock crawler demonstrations, boat and off-highway vehicle exhibits, food and beverage concessions. Admission and parking are free, ATMs will be on-site. Details: www.azgfd.gov/expo.

Tidbit: The Arizona Game and Fish Department receives NO Arizona general fund tax dollars? It holds the state’s wildlife in trust for the public without a dime from Arizona taxpayers.

Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity, Become the World’s Biggest Religion The Pew Research Center, which identifies Islam as the world’s fastest-growing religion, owing to higher fertility rates and the fact Muslims have the youngest median age of all religious groups…

Alan Korwin, Author and 2nd Amendment expert, will address the Sun Lakes Republican Club in March. See flyer at  March 2017 SLGOP Flyer

Registrations Are Open for the Arizona Game and Fish Department/Wildlife for Tomorrow Summer Camp for 8-13 year olds interested in wildlife adventures including hands-on science experiments, fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, wildlife encounters. Sessions are scheduled from 7:30 am-3:15 pm, June 12-15 and June 19-22 at the department’s Hirsch Conservation Area located on the grounds of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (northwest corner of Carefree Highway and I-17). The fee is $225 per session per child. To register, visit www.wildologyaz.com and click on the “Wildlife & Outdoor Recreation Summer Camp” link. You can register and pay online or download a registration packet. For more information, call (602) 501-4788 or e-mail azgf.summercamp@gmail.com

AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will conduct Robert’s Rules of Order Training for all County and LD Chairmen 9-1 pm, Sat., March 18 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Contact Lee at 85008phx@gmail.com (602) 518-5860 Text/Cell

Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at https://jimoconnorazgop.com/npv-presentation/

LD23 holds their meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Via Linda Senior Center on Via Linda , just south of Shea.  Doors open at 6:30pm.Meeting is from 7 - 8:30pm.  No meetings July, August or December 2017.  The meeting date and location can always be checked ld23gop.org

The Fountain Hills Republican Club is offering two $500 scholarships; one to a Fountain Hills Senior – the other to any adult resident of Fountain Hills or Fort McDowell.   Scholarship may be used for any college or university or trade school.  Application forms are available at the Fountain Hills High School Counselor’s office, the FH Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce, the Fountain Hills branch Library, Dr. William Myrh’s office at Fort McDowell and at Republican Club meetings.  Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017. For further information contact Board member Edith Stock at eulachris1893@gmail.com.

Arrowhead Republican Women are hosting a community picnic featuring national, state, and county politicians eager to thank voters for their support at the ballot box. The event is scheduled Sat., April 29 at Beardsley Park, 128th Ave. & Beardsley Rd., Sun City West. No advance tickets or reservation needed. $10 ticket at the door per person gives a lunch of sloppy joes, coleslaw, cookie, and drink as well as an opportunity to win a door prize of a golf package at Briarwood Country Club. Raffle tickets will also be available for 3 prize baskets. Lots of covered ramadas available. ARW meets regularly the 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through May, at Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave. & 128th Street., Sun City West. Contact Jan Martinson, ARW 3rd Vice President, at 623-546-3753 with questions.

Arrowhead Republican Women’s Third Vice Chairman Jan Martinson is asking for assistance in donating items to three raffle baskets for the club’s Sat., April 29 Victory Celebration Picnic. Basket themes are Italian, Patriotic and Trader Joe’s items, including nono-perishable foods, bottles of wine/drinks, glassware, theme knick knacks and entertainment supplies, gift cards, etc. She ask that the donations be brought to the February or March ARW meetings. Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753.

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170304-1035 - AZRRT CALL TO ACTION By Jose Borrajero   

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/azrrt       TWITTER www.twitter.com/azrrt1

WEBSITE www.azpeopleslobbyist.com           E-MAIL joseb4538@gmail.com

SPECIAL NOTE – SB1314 – The Mommy Lobby is requesting a NO vote on this bill. Read the whole request at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xy9wcsx8c7css5n/NO%20ON%201314.doc?dl=0

· Upcoming action on bills we are tracking. It is impossible for most people to respond to all of them. Simply choose those bills that are most important to you and phone or email with your “yes” or “no” opinion, depending on your wishes.

· If bill is in committee, use “Request to Speak” at AZPEOPLESLOBBYIST-ALIS

Emailing tips: E-MAIL INSTRUCTIONS “Request to Speak” tips: RTS INSTRUCTIONS

BILL #

(1)

SHORT TITLE AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES

WHO TO CONTACT

(2)

DATE

(3)

TIME

(3)

ROOM

(3)

VOTE

(4)

HB2014

legal tender exchange; tax effect

(FINCHEM)

SENATE - FINANCE

03/08 WED

9:00 AM

SHR-1

Y

HB2212

federal financial assistance; reports

(LEACH)

TRUTH IN FUNDING

SENATE - APPROPRIATIONS

03/07 TUE

2:00 PM

SHR-109

Y

HB2226

compact; balanced budget; convention

(MESNARD)

ULTIMATE GOAL TO RATIFY A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT

SENATE - APPROPRIATIONS

03/07 TUE

2:00 PM

SHR-109

?

HB2304

voter guide; publicity pamphlet; e-mail

(KERN)

E-MAIL MAY BE USED TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME

SENATE - JUDICIARY

03/09 THU

9:00 AM

SHR-109

Y

HB2440

state fleet; inventory reduction

(WENINGER)

SENATE - GOVERNMENT

03/08 WED

2:00 PM

SHR-109

Y

HCR2013

convention; balanced federal budget

(MESNARD)

SENATE - GOVERNMENT

03/08 WED

2:00 PM

SHR-109

?

SB1123

state contract lobbyists; prohibition

(GRIFFIN)

STATE AGENCIES CAN NOT HIRE LOBBYISTS

(GOOD BILL GUTTED BY AMENDMENT)

HOUSE - GOVERNMENT

03/09 THU

9:00 AM

HHR-1

WAS

Y

NOW

?

SB1200

elections; candidates; requirements

(KAVANAGH)

HOUSE - GOVERNMENT

03/09 THU

9:00 AM

HHR-1

Y

SB1439

end-of-life; discrimination; prohibition

(BARTO)

HOUSE – JUDICIARY AND PUBLIC SAFETY

03/08 WED

2:00 PM

HHR-4

Y

SCR1023

corrections officer retirement plan

(LESKO)

SENATE – THIRD READING

03/06 MON

--

--

Y

Footnotes:

(1) For more information on any bill, click on the bill number or click on BILL SEARCH

(2) For a roster of legislators, including committee members and contact info, go to www.azpeopleslobbyist.com

(3) Applicable only when bill is scheduled for committee hearing.

(4) Indicates our recommendation. Y = favor, N = oppose. ? = no consensus or not enough information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be wearing green when they meet for dinner on Mon, March 6 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. $35. Breanna Vales, director of Red Light Rebellion, and John R Raeder, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, are the speakers for the evening. Reservations required. RSVP by sending a check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250,480-368-2777or email her at patiamiam@gmail.com

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled public forum between 6-8 pm., Mon., March 6 at the AzGFD office, 555 N. Greasewood Road in Tucson to meet with constituents about developing the 2017 fall hunt recommendations for deer, bighorn sheep, turkey, javelina, bison, bear, mountain lion, and small game animals. The final proposed draft hunt recommendations will be made available for public review at several regional open houses and posted on the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines in late March. The final fall hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration at its April 8 meeting in Phoenix. See hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.

Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 6 to spend an “Evening With Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas” at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix (32nd St/Shea), according to Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.

March 7

Republican Women of Prescott will participate in “A Day at the Capitol” including a tour of the capitol, museum, and grounds, on March 7 at 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. Coach Bus transportation - $25 per person. Bus departs Prescott at 8 am, returning 4:30 pm. Bus will accommodate 50 people. Spouses and guests invited. For reservations contact: Elsie Tyree 928-778-0235 or tyree200@msn.com

March 8

Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for several events on March 8. He will be at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix at noon on March 8 to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.

Ron Paul will have coffee at 9:30 am, Wed., March 8 with the Saddlebrooke Republican Club in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ. Free event

Ron Paul Will Be Featured at a 2pm, Wed, March 8 reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address andphone number on the payment form so my staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here

March 9

A Young Professionals Reception in support of Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose will be held between 5:30 – 7 pm, Thurs., March 9 at the home of Jess Yescalis in Phoenix. Co-hosts include Mark Briggs, Starlee Coleman, Eric Crown, Sal DiCiccio, Tom Galvin, Marcus Huey, Cal Kendrick, Catie Kendrick, Pascal Kropf, Heather Lauer, Robert Meyer, Bea Rocklin, Tysen Schlink, Brandy Wells and Jim Waring. $250 for reception, $500 host committee and $1,000 to co-chair. RSVP to Schlink at tysen.schlink@gmail.com 480-789-9869.

Pima County Tea Party Patriots are planning their 5th “Stand With Trump Rally” between 4:30-5:30 pm., Thurs., March 9 in front of Sen John McCain’s office, 407 W Congress St #103 in Tucson. Participants are asked to bring signs, posters and American flags. Can't make it to the Stand With Trump Rally. Express yourself by calling the Senator's office  (520) 670-6334.

March 11

The AZGOP’s first Executive Committee meeting is scheduled March 11 in Yuma. AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines will be hosting an optional BBQ and range day following the official meeting. Details were sent out in a call letter from AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucedo Mercer.

LD30 will meet at 1 pm., Sat., March 11 at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301. First Vice Chairman Timothy Schwartz will present precinct committeemen training and chair the meeting in the absence of Chairman Brett Sexton. Contact Sexton brettcodysexton@gmail.com or Schwartz at Alive.Kicking.TS@icloud.com

The “Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walkhonoring wounded heroes is scheduled at 9 am. Sat. March 11 in Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. Register now and pickup your packet at 8am the day of the race, according to coordinator Kathy Pearce. $40 - 5K RUN/$30 - 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk . Register: salute-a-soldier-5k-run-1-mile-walk-2017?   or you can visit our website AZHeroestoHometowns.org Register early and receive a $15 discount on the 5K by using code SAS15– good until January 22nd, 2017. Military use MIL10 for $5 off until March 9. Kathy Pearce kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s March 11 Lincoln Day Dinner starts with a 5:15 pm cash bar, followed by dinner with speakers Jeff DeWit, Arizona State Treasurer and advisor to the Trump transition team, and Congressman Paul Gosar, at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Get a behind the scenes report on the Trump election campaign and the latest on President Trumps plans. Find out what is happening in Congress and its implementation of President Trumps plans. Tickets available at www.gilagop.com/ or call 928-478-8186.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

300 word limit policy. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

Congressman Paul A. Gosar after introducing H.R. 1341, the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act, a bill that closes certain loopholes in order to prevent the campaign donations of foreign nationals from influencing American elections, a practice which has been banned since 1966: “In recent years, our federal election laws have garnered much debate from across the ideological spectrum. One part of the campaign finance issue that has become commonplace in the 21st century is the receipt of campaign contributions paid by credit cards online. Current disclosure requirements for online donations make it easy for bad actors to violate federal contribution limits, or worse, for foreign money to influence U.S. elections. As technology advances, we must continue to stay ahead of the curve in thwarting those who wish to inappropriately influence our political processes. Full disclosure of online contributions will ensure that the American people know the sources of campaign money and will greatly assist with maintaining a system of free and fair elections.” Full text HERE

Congressman Paul A. Gosar in support of La Paz County’s efforts to develop one of the largest solar power generation centers in the country: “La Paz County ranks as one of the top solar regions in the entire world. Developing this abundant resource will not only make southwest Arizona a top renewable energy producer in the country, it will also result in widespread economic growth and job creation. The massive size of the federal estate in La Paz County presents real obstacles to the proposed solar generating project. This is an opportunity for common sense legislation that will allow for local officials to responsibly utilize this vital resource. I will continue to work with the County on legislation in the 115th Congress to ensure this project can maximize its positive impact for local jobs, revenue and renewable energy development.” Background: Congressman Gosar introduced H.R. 6491 during the previous Congress which would have authorized the Secretary of the Interior to convey land to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to create economic development opportunities and facilitate renewable electricity generation in La Paz County. Click HERE for more information.County leaders led by District 3 Supervisor Holly Irwin have been working with Congressman Paul Gosar to request the purchase of 8,000+ acres of property from the BLM with the intent to develop large scale, solar generation facilities. The La Paz County Board of Supervisors’ intent is to create long-term, lease contracts with renewable energy project developers that respond to national demand. Such actions will increase renewable power generation while also helping to create new sources of revenue. This project will help address the economic challenges inherent to a jurisdiction with almost 95% of the County’s property owned by Federal, State or Tribal governments.There are a number of precedent-setting examples of other Western Counties using legislation to seek the conveyance of federal lands to stimulate economic development in rural locations. La Paz County proposes to use a similar process to acquire a parcel of property that would allow for the project to interconnect with the Ten West Link.

Congressman Trent Franks: On Thursday, March 2, the House Budget Committee held a Members' Day hearing to give Members of the House of Representatives an opportunity to give their thoughts and suggestions for the FY2018 Budget.  Franks testified before the Committee in support of a higher defense budget topline and pointed out that during the Obama Administration our adversaries developed and tested new high-speed maneuvering weapons to exploit the gaps and seams in our missile defense architecture. Franks further explained the desperate need to modernize our nuclear deterrence even as Russia, China, and North Korea expand their nuclear weapon arsenals and capabilities. “[I]n order to revitalize our military – to maintain a nuclear deterrent, which is effective, reliable, and credible, and to build a missile defense architecture capable of meeting identified emerging threats – we require a defense budget topline of $640 Billion. The $603 Billion topline, visits a modest 3% increase above Mr. Obama’s projected FY18 defense budget of $584 Billion, and, if we intend solve our readiness crisis, a budget of this size it will force us to underfund key capabilities such as Nuclear Arsenal and Deterrent, Defending National Security Space Assets and Ballistic Missile Defense just to name a few. If we are to Make America Safe Again, a 3% increase will not suffice.”.

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· Voluntary Recall Of I.M. Healthy Soynut Butter Possible Link To E.Coli.

· Study Shows How Information Sources Affect Voters

· Friese Stuns Lawmakers With Sanchez Introduction On House Floor

· Epa Withdraws Information Request For Oil And Gas Industry

· Sighting Not Indication Jaguars Are Establishing Population In Arizona

· Senate Finance Committee Passes Amortization Of Ada Compliance Costs Bill


 

SEEING RED AZ

· Arpaio Denied Jury Trial: Judge To Decide Contempt Case Bill Montgomery’s Change Of Heart On Animal Cruelty

· Donald Trump Became The President With Speech To Congress

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Sonoran Alliance Trades in Garbage

· Can the Grace of God Truly Reach Them?

· 170304-1035 - AZRRT Call To Action

· God said, Build a Wall

· Join the Movement

· The Decline and Fall of Sweden

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Obama-Administration-Has-Record-Of Spying On ...

· President-Trumps-Weekly-Address-March-3

· Dem Controversey On AG Jeff Sessions By George Chanos

· Russian-Ambassador-Sergey-I-Kislyak Sits With Dems At Trump Speech

· Sessions Not Alone: Russian Ambassador Also Met With Numerous Democrats

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/ newsletter@azgop.org

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· NSA Spying On The Trump Administration?

· Biased Liberal Fact Checker Gives ‘Mostly False’ To Trump Even With Factual Evidence

· A Revolutionary “Deep State” Conspiracy Against Trump

· President Trump Accuses Obama Of Watergate-Like Conspiracy – Tapped Trump Tower Phones

FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA

· Hmmmm: Russian-Ambassador-Visited-Obama-Six-Times-Hillarys-Uranium-Scandal

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Pelosi Lied About Meeting With Russians - Trump Calls For Investigation

· Democrat Assault On Jeff Sessions Is All About Playing Politics

· Proof That The Democrat Assault On Jeff Sessions Is All About Playing Politics

· Democrat Double Standards

· Whose Side Are They On? Democrats Refuse To Cheer For Heroes, Groan At Victims

· Democrat Rep. Makes Vile & Demeaning “Joke” About Kellyanne Conway

· Leftist Blogger Arrested For Making Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

· Schumer’s Meetings With Putin, Plus 30 Dems Met With Russian Ambassador

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· Obama’s Illegals Arrested For 7 Murders

FBI/CIA

· Why Was The Fbi Attempting To Buy A Partisan Dossier On Trump?

· Ex-Cia Officer Wins Last-Minute Reprieve On Extradition; Credits Trump Admin.

MILITARY/VETERANS/DEFENSE

· Badass-Green-Beret-Soldier-Publicly-Destroys-Snotty-Dems-Refused-Stand-Seals-Honored-Widow

HEALTH

· FDA Approves First Drug To Limit Frequent Waking To Urinate

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