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Monday, January 15, 2018

1-15-18 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

Martin Luther King Day Holiday

The people who do the behind the scenes work to make the mandatory county/ state GOP meetings possible deserve a big ‘thank you’. Few people realize the countless hours that go into greasing the wheels for these events. For years, PCs have relied on seeing Diane Ortiz-Parsons on the run - from start to finish as she and Dan Grimm made sure everything was in place and running smoothly. This year she headed up the credentials team – which has to be a stressful job as hundreds of people arrived at the credentials tables at 7 am. Her husband Steve is also always there performing a terrific rendition of the National Anthem. Countless others make up the work teams, including long-time behind the scenes folks such as Ian Murray, Joe Abate, and Alberto Gutier (who has served as Sergeant-at-Arms at various events forever). Thank you to the volunteers - from packet packers to candidate table workers to Chairman Chris Herring, and last, but definitely not least - the cleanup crews. – ft

2018 MCRC MALThe Newly Elected Maricopa County Republican Members-At-Large were sworn in by MCR Chairman Chris Herring during Saturda’s meeting in Phoenix. The new Members-at-Large are, left to right, LD21 Johnny Melton, LD26 Joe Neglia, LD23 Janell Soyster Buchholdt, LD16 Monica Yelin, and LD24 Tristan Manos. According to Herring, four rounds of voting wer eneeded to get all 5 to 50% plus one. See mcrc.simplyvoting.com/ for the final credentials report. (Gina Swoboda photo)

chris herring 2017MCR Chairman Chris Herring reports that “Despite the extra rounds of voting, we adjourned at 2:35pm. Just five minutes later than our target time of 2:30pm. It may also be good to point out that no one was ruled ‘out of order’ the entire meeting.”  He said, “We only voted on one resolution, Real Property Theft. It passed. We voted on the 5 bylaw changes sent in the call letter. All 5 passed by a good margin, most with more than 80% approval

Final Credentials Committee Report

LD      In Person   Proxy       Total

1            25                  47                 72

4             23                18                 41

12           62                43                105

13           23                35                 58

15           55                31                 86

16          23                 18                 41

17          51                 56                107

18          66                 41                107

19          7                  15                 22

20         46                 16                 62

21         41                 23                 64

22         71                 34                105

23        107               74                 181

24         33                11                  44

25         42                21                  63

26         22                13                 35

27        11                 11                 22

28        77                 95                172

29        9                   1                  10

30        29                 21                50

Totals  823              624             1447


Results - 2018 MCRC Resolutions, Bylaws  https://mcrc.simplyvoting.com/

Resolution 1 - Real Property Theft:    Submitted by Duane Engdahl, LD20

WHEREAS, it is never okay to covet and steal another’s property;
WHEREAS, current Arizona State Statute enables a covetous land thief to steal real property from an entitled land owner;
NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that Arizona State Statute be revised to repeal/reform all such real property theft enablement clauses including ARS 12-522 through 529.

Yes - 733   No - 352

 

MCRC Bylaws - Proposed Amendment 1 – Definitions

#1 – DEFINITIONS – 14. The “Statutory Organizational Meeting” of the MCRC convenes each odd numbered year to elect statutory officers by PCs who have been elected at the primary election prior to the Statutory Organizational Meeting. 15. The “Mandatory Meeting” of the MCRC convenes each even numbered year to elect non-statutory officers and Members At Large by Elected PCs, and also PCs appointed not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the Mandatory Meeting.

Yes - 912   No - 157

 

MCRC Bylaws - Proposed Amendment 3 - Article II - Members Section 2 – PC

#2 – ARTICLE II – MEMBERS Section 2 – PCs E. Duties of PC The duties of PCs shall include, but not be limited to: 1. Voting, in person or by proxy, at each and every district and county party election when qualified to do so, 2. Assisting the Republican Party in voter registration, 3. Assisting and encouraging Republican voters to vote on election days, 4. Attending all District meetings, 5. Working within the precinct from which elected, 6. Creating enthusiasm and support for the Republican Party, 7. Helping elect worthy Republican candidates, 8. Recruiting and training leaders of the Republican Party, and 9. Fostering loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its ideals. 10. The PC shall provide the district, county, and state party offices with an email address, if they have one. District, county and state party offices may not allow email addresses to be used for any purpose other than internal party communications and shall not distribute an email address to anyone, including other PCs without the express consent of the affected precinct committeeman.

Yes -  833   No - 252

 

MCRC Bylaws - Proposed Amendment 3 - Article II - Members Section 3

#3 – ARTICLE II – MEMBERS Section 3 – Precinct Captain A. Election of Precinct Captain The District Chairman shall direct the PCs of each precinct to meet during the district’s organizational meeting ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1 ON EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS and elect from among their number a Precinct Captain.

Yes - 961   No - 138

 

MCRC Bylaws - Proposed Amendment 4 - Article II - Members Section 6

#4 – ARTICLE II – MEMBERS Section 6 Qualification for Legislative District Office A requirement to resign as an LD Officer upon assuming or opening a campaign for an elective office will not apply for a non-partisan, non-paid position (e.g. School Boards, Water Conservation District, et al.)

Yes - 883   No -188

MCRC Bylaws - Proposed Amendment 5 - Article III Officers Section 3

#5 – ARTICLE III – OFFICERS Section 3 – Duties of Elected Officers E. Maricopa County Republican Secretary The duties of the MCRC Secretary shall be to: 1. Keep minutes of all meetings of the MCRC and the EGC, 2. Transmit all calls for the meetings, 3. Ascertain, compile and transmit the agenda for the meetings as requested by the chairman, 4. Keep a current roster of the MCRC membership and records of attendance at all EGC meetings, 5. Perform functions as may be incidental to the office or may be assigned by the EGC, and 6. Update and preserve all permanent records and relinquish all MCRC records to the successor AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM.

Yes - 1001   No – 70


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 Mark Lewis shares his Certificate of Excellence with Kimberly Owens, AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines and AAARC State Chairman Clyde Bowen (right), who presented the certificate to Lewis during the Maricopa County Republican meeting in Phoenix on Saturday, for his ongoing support for EPODS & AZ Black History Month. Lewis is a Central Arizona Project Board members and the Executive Director of his Water Resources Institute. He works with Ranch Market every year to sponsor food for EPODS.





NOTES FROM READERS

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. – ft

Dan Schultz 2LD18 PC Dan Schultz (former Member at Large and MCRC Secretary): I applaud our Maricopa County Republican Committee officers for the meeting they conducted on behalf of the MCRC members who participated in person or proxy at the Jan 13 Mandatory Meeting.  But . . . despite all our pats on our backs, here are some jarring numbers relating to the Republican voter participation rate trend in the MCRC.  These are partial numbers from my notes over the years relating to the number of PCs attending the MCRC annual meetings in person or by proxy and the total numbers of PCs at the time of the meetings and the Republican PC quotas at the time of the meeting.  (I have no notes re the 2016 meeting.

Raw numbers reflect several overall troubling trends:  Republican participation rates in our MCRC continue to get smaller rather than larger

Raw numbers reflect several overall troubling trends: Republican participation rates in our Republican Maricopa County Republican Committee continue to get smaller rather than larger.

Year

PCs present

Proxies

Total PC voters

Total MCRC PCs and per cent voting at meeting

Maricopa County Republican PC quota and per cent filled

2013

2216

3326 (67%)

6364 (52%)

2014

1646

3440 (48%)

6383 (54%)

2015

960

1009

1969

2740 (72%)

6412 (43%)

2016

3550*

2017

886

868

1754

2774 (63%)

2018

823

624

1447

3075 (47%)

*This 2016 number re the total number of PCs is based on my memory as being the largest number going into an annual meeting.

     Again, some trends, all bad:  The participation rate of PCs taking part in the annual meetings, overall, trends downward. The number of elected PCs, overall, trends downward.

      More bad news.  In 2016, of the 724 Maricopa County voting precincts, only 21, that’s 2.9% of the 724, had contested PC elections.  For the 2,774 2016 elected PCs, only 2,816 candidates ran.  And, since then, we have grown our ranks, through the appointment process, by only 9%.  Still, fewer than one half of our Maricopa County PC quota is filled. 

     In 2015, 50% of the 20 MCRC LDs were at half strength or less.  Has that fact gotten better or worse since?  Could our elected officers provide these numbers and percentages for each of our 20 LDs?

     Bottom line:  We are going into the 2018 mid-term elections facing things like this from our Democrat adversaries: Steyer said NextGen America helped register more than 20,000 voters in last year’s Virginia elections. He credited the effort for helping Ralph Northam win election as governor, and he said the effort will expand to 10 states this year, including California, Arizona, Michigan and Nevada. The organization is looking to register more than 250,000 voters this year. Tom Steyer plans to spend $30M on voter registration in key states. See  -Mobilize-Voters We need to have similar efforts.  But not just to recruit Republican voters.  To recruit CONSERVATIVE Trump-supporting Americans to become Republican voters and . . . wait for it . . . Republican Party precinct committeeman.  See Kindle: How To Get Into The Real Ball Game Of Politics Amazon: Make America Great Again

     I hope others with additional information will complete my numbers and ratios and provide additional thoughts and strategies for growing our Party and obtaining the internet-based communications software for allowing precinct committeemen to communicate with one another, the best of which is www.rVotes.com


LD21 PC Randy Miller: This is an introduction to several upcoming letters addressing issues and concerns of current candidates that have demonstrated through historical personal contacts to be a poor choice for our vote. "I have learned a lot over the years as a PC, watching and learning about politics and government. I also learned a lot over a 20-year career as a probation officer working within a county government agency working for the courts, working with LE, doing investigation/arrest reports, being an instructor for my department and other departments as a private contractor, working as the county parole and electronic monitoring officer, working a serious habitual offender caseload and working with the gang suppression team (GST) for more than half my career. I worked with several other agencies on a regular basis patrolling the streets, contacting our gang members, identifying new ones, identifying associations and monitoring brewing trouble both in the streets and our institutions and doing investigations. The biggest responsibility was making arrests, taking one’s freedom from them and doing it in a constitutional manner knowing how serious a responsibility it is. One of the greatest skills I walked away with is learning to detect bullshit from truth and how having supporting “evidence” to prove my case when I suspect it. I have learned how important it is that we speak up when we believe something is wrong and should be corrected. Personal responsibility is a large part of what our freedoms are based on and what our foundation is based on for our country and party. We have a personal responsibility to stand up when needed rather than remain seated because we want to “belong” or are afraid of being ridiculed by our peers. I have stood up many times when it comes to our elected officials and several times it hasn’t been well received by those I have disapproved. Too bad. They are “elected” to serve the people, me included. If we don’t speak up and call attention to BS, or wrong doing when we see or witness it then you shouldn’t be a PC. We shouldn’t go to LD meetings just to get a sense of belonging. Although important, our sense of purpose isn’t just going to a meeting and voting on resolutions and planning our next support party for our Senator or Representative. Our sense of belonging and purpose should come from participating in bringing issues to the table and holding our elected peers accountable as well as thanking them when they stay on course. I plan to write several letters pointing out issues associated with “elected” peers."

LD15 PC Bob Brickman - MCR Hits A New Low, Selective Recognition & Praise: I attended the MCR Mandatory PC meeting Saturday: Recognition of ALL Maricopa County Republican elected officials; and electing 5 Members at Large (MALS) to 2-year terms. Chairman Herring recognized ALL serving Maricopa County elected officials in County, Congressional, State, including Governor Ducey (2 minute speeches for each); all other statewide, Legislators, City and local officials, even PC event volunteers, stood and were recognized by the PCs. Also recognized/praised was the work of the MCR Executive Board and the Executive Director. But the current serving MALS were excluded from any recognition! So I figured outgoing MAL recognition and praise would take place before the election . . . BUT there was NOTHING! NO recognition and praise; NO acknowledgement; NO speeches; NO applause; NO mention of their names except for the MAL doing the opening prayer. Nominating committee chairman Flannery failed to mention that 2 of the current MALS were running! Then Chairman Herring fails to inform us that candidates Brickman and Harris are current MALS – again no explanation.

     I asked fellow PCs what was going on, and here is what I learned: Appears the entire MCR Executive Board and Executive Director “secretly” put together and backed a slate of 5 MAL candidates they wanted to move up in the party from 5 different LDs; the 5 LD Chairman agreed to get their PCs to vote for the slate. They believed withholding any current MAL Recognition & Praise was critical to their success, so as to minimize the re-election efforts by current experienced MALS! Now it may be OKAY for the MCR Board and staff to play politics with steering election outcomes to serve their agendas (after all, we turn a blind eye when other political groups do this, don’t we?), BUT IT’S NOT OKAY AND COMPLETELY OUT OF BOUNDS to selectively withhold recognition and praise from officials elected by the PCS who faithfully performed their duties and responsibilities for 2 years! What gives them the right to demean, shame and humiliate Veteran Party Activists who duly deserve recognition, praise and applause from all PCs before leaving office?

     Remember this behavior next year when MCR Board Members seek your votes for re-election. AND please reach out to the outgoing MALS, and say “thank you for your MAL service.” Here are their names: Linda Brickman, Wes Harris, Mark Spencer, Joshua Askey and Shadow Asgari.

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

Bob BranchSupt of Public Instruction candidate Robert ‘Bob’ Branch: What a great day for Team Branch!  Yesterday at the MCRC Mandatory meeting, we met many new friends, reinforced many long-time political relationships, and gained tremendous support for our campaign to get the federal government out of state education. Thank you to Sue Goodchild for your political leadership and insight. Anyone that knows AZ politics knows that all conservative politics start in Sue’s living room. Thank you to my wonderful wife Adell, very good friend and political advisor; Royce Jenkins, very good friend, political advisor, and hiking buddy; Paul Lee and Brian Lesinski who was a big help at the event.  Brian is a candidate for the AZ House from LD15. Thank you to two wonderful people who came to lend their support Michael Todd, and Mary Jane Parish. Thank you for a fantastic day, and onward to victory! https://www.facebook.com/Branch2018/

Frank Riggs 4Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs: Wouldn't it be great if we had a Superintendent of Public Instruction who could "keep up with the kids" and be a role model?  I've been an athlete my whole life and have maintained a fitness regimen since serving in the Army and as a police officer (that's me in the photo winning the mile run at the Police Olympics, and then, 30 years later, running in the Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix/Tempe). We need more recess and PE in our schools, for elementary and secondary grades respectively, not more testing and seat time!  Twenty-eight percent of kids ages 6 and older are physically inactive according to the Physical Activity Council. Nearly one-third of high school students play video or computer games for three or more hours on an average school day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early childhood educators know that young children learn through active, direct experiences and play and not from teacher-directed, drill-based instruction (great argument against "full-day Kindergarten").  Regular physical activity and PE heighten cognition and learning and are important for our K-12 students to develop good health and wellness habits.  We should balance seat time with developmentally appropriate physical activities at all grade levels! Read more about my plans for Fixing Our Schools and improving AZ K-12 education at riggsforaz.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Candlelight Vigil for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr will be held between 5-7 pm., tonight (Jan 15) in Chandler, hosted by City of Chandler Diversity

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30pm, Mon., Jan 15 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to hear Brad Heward, internet investigator and author of “The Matrix of Frauds.” Contact Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.

The Annual AZ Heroes To Hometowns will Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk at 9am, Sat., March 10. Packet pickup day of race starting at 8am at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. $40 5K Run. $30.00 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk. Registration at events/48183653/select-race? or www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org Register early and receive a $10 discount on the 5K by using code SAS10– good until Feb 1, 2018. Military use MIL05 for $5 off until Feb 1. Contact Kathy Pearce @ kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

Pima Canyon Trail at 4500 E Pima Canyon Road in Phoenix will reopen on Jan 20, according to Councilman Sal DiCiccio. Renovation includes expanded parking, permanent restrooms, and a new ramada.

The Phoenix Public Library at Park Central re-opened at 10 AM Sat, Jan13, hosted by the Friends of the Phoenix Library. The library is located at Park Central Mall at 3110 N. Central Ave. Click here for more information or call 602-262-4636.

The Surprise Chamber of Commerce is hosting a CD8 Candidate Forum between 10 am-noon, Jan 20 at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Summit Hall A, 13800 W Deer Valley Drive in Sun City West. Free and open to the public. Non-partisan. Special primary election scheduled Feb 27. General election April 24, 2018. These elections are elect a replacement for long-time West Valley Congressman Trent Franks, who recently resigned his position. Glen Hamer, president/CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will be the moderator. No audience/candidate interaction. Contact: Mary Orta at mary.orta@surpriseregionalchamber.com

The Annual AZ Heroes To Hometowns will Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk at 9am, Sat., March 10. Packet pickup day of race starting at 8am at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. $40 5K Run. $30.00 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk. Registration at events/48183653/select-race? or www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org Register early and receive a $10 discount on the 5K by using code SAS10– good until Feb 1, 2018. Military use MIL05 for $5 off until Feb 1. Contact Kathy Pearce @ kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

THIS WEEK

JAN 16

The West Valley Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers will meet at 7 pm, Tues., Jan 16 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 West Greenway Rd, Peoria, 85381. Contact Coordinator Randy Miller at (623) 866-3544.

Pima County Tea Party Patriots are hosting US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward, between 5:30-7:30 pm., Tues., Jan 16 at the ElMolinito Restaurant private meeting room, 10180 N Oracle Road in Oro Valley. Ward is running for former Sen Jeff Flake’s senate seat. Open menu, cash bar. TO RSVP CLICK HERE

JAN 17

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, Jan 17 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Check in at 11 am. Nationally known comedian, Eric Golub will be entertaining the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs, Jan 11 at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com  Check, cash or credit card at the door

Rev Clyde Bowen, Chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will address the Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona at 7 pm., Wed., Jan 17 at Denny’s Restaurant, Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway, Access Road/I-17.  Contact: Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

JAN 18

The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will host author Tom Morrissey at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 18 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95. Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219.

Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm.,Thurs., Jan 18 at 8600 E Anderson Drive in Scottsdale featuring 2016 Senate Primary Candidate, Arizona State Fair Tax Director and Radio Personality Alex Meluskey Contact: Pat Shaler: Patriots@TeaPartyScottsdale.com | (480) 946-8069.

Fountain Hills Az Tea Party. (3rd Thursday - January 18) 6:30 PM, Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.): This month's meeting on Thursday, January 18 will address the state legislative session with LD23 State Senator John Kavanagh, State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, & State Rep. Jay Lawrence. They will provide a preview of upcoming issues in the state legislature.  As always, there will be ample opportunity for Q&A. Admission is free; donations welcome. Richard Rutkowski   contact@fhteaparty.us   or  www.fhteaparty.us

LD24 Will Not Hold its regularly scheduled Jan 18 meeting due to the January mandatory meeting.LD24 will meet again on Thur., Feb 15 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St in Phoenix., according to Chairman Barry Wong. LD24 will have at least one table reserved for the Jan 26 AZGOP Chairman’s Award Dinner scheduled at the CambyHotel, (formerly Ritz-Carlton), 2401 E Camelback in Phoenix. $60 per person. Reservations to Wong at barry@barrwong.com

Jan 20

The Arizona for Life Coalition March And Rally will begin at 11:30 am., Sat., Jan 20 at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza (2nd Ave. & Washington). The Rally runs from 12:30-2 PM in Wesley Bolin Memorial Park. This will be a family-friendly event with live music, entertainment, food available at the march launch site. Speakers include international pro-life advocates Pam Tebow and Stephanie Gray. Contact: https://azliferally.org

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women will be sponsoring a table at the Jan 20 Arizona Life Rally this year. Volunteers should contact  president@azfrw.com

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., Jan 20 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Drive with LD23 Sen John Kavanagh and Reps Jay Lawrence and Michelle Urengti-Rita and Mayor Linda Kavanagh. Contact: Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com

The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am., Jan 20 at the Miami Public Library, 282 Adonis St., in Miami. Contact: Judy Alexander, President 928-701-2195 cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

Jan 23

The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social will be held at 6 pm., Tues., Jan 23 at the Fireside Grill at Centerstone Plaza Hotel (formerly Lexington Hotel), 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. Contact: Sec. Boe James at  FHRepublican@gmail.com or vis LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 23 in the Heritage Chapel, Rm 140 of the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler.

it http://FountainHillsRepublicanClub.org.

Jose Borrajero’s AZRRT CALL TO ACTION    www.azpeopleslobbyist.com     joseb4538@gmail.com 

To learn more about how the legislative process works, go to FROM BILL TO LAW To get detailed information on any bill of your choosing, go to BILL INFORMATION  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
180114-2000  AZRRT CALL TO ACTION

BILL # AND SHORT TITLE
(1)

WHO TO CONTACT
(2)

DATE
(3)

SPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOES

TIME
(3)

ROOM
(3)

VOTE
(4)

HB2012
Political Parties, proxies.
(Same as HB2029)

CHAIRMAN COLEMAN
Govt Committee
Ask to schedule hearing

NONE

MICHELLE UGENTI-RITA
LIMITS USE OF PROXIES

NONE

HB2029
Political Parties, proxies.
(Same as HB2012)

CHAIRMAN COLEMAN
Govt. Committee
ask to schedule hearing

NONE

JAY LAWRENCE
LIMITS USE OF PROXIES

NONE

SB1008 - common schools; average daily membership

Senate Education

1/18
THU

Petersen Include total hours in calculation of ADM for student

9:00

SHR-1

Y

SB1057 - county school superintendent; report; approval

Senate Education

1/18
THU

Burges County SPI no longer to receive
Annual Financial report

9:00

SHR-1

Y

SB1082 - full-day kindergarten; instruction requirements

Senate Education

1/18 THU

Allen S School Districts & Charters that offer a voluntary Kindergarten more than 2 ½ hours need to meet academic standards by the SBE

9:00

SHR-1

Y

SB1083 - schools; recess periods

Senate Education

1/18 THU

Allen S Two recesses for K-5 if full day K, one recess for K-5 half day

9:00

SHR-1

Y

SB1088 - children; veterans; disabilities; tuition waivers

Senate Education

1/18 THU

Borrelli Tuition waiver scholarship family of military, police, etc.

9:00

SHR-1

Y

SCR1001 - initiatives; single subject; title

Senate Judiciary

01/18 THU

Kavanaugh – Helps prevent stealth provisi0ons in initiatives

9:00

SHR-109

Y

HB2097 - pension funding policies; employers

House Banking and Insurance

01/18 THU

Livingston – A step toward improving Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

1:00

HHR-5

Y

SB1098 - industrial hemp; licensing

Senate Government

01/17 WED

Borrelli – Removes prohibition against industrial hemp. Has nothing to do with pot.

2:00

SHR-109

Y

SB1101 - property tax appeals; court findings

Senate Finance

01/17 WED

Petersen – In valuation disputes, court can not increase valuation above original amount

9:00

SHR-1

Y

HCR2008 - initiatives; conflicting federal law; preemption

House Government

01/18 THU

Leach – If AG determines initiative conflict, rules it as invalid. Saves time and $ on litigation

10:00

HHR-1

?

Footnotes:
(1) For more information on any bill, click on BILL SEARCH  and enter bill number
(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.

ELECTED OFFICIAL COMMENTS

Sal DiCiccioCity of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Notice: City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's how city services will be affected:

Solid Waste:  Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 AM.

Transfer Stations: The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.

Transit: Phoenix buses, Dial-a-Ride, and Valley Metro Light Rail will operate on a Sunday schedule. Express and RAPID routes will not operate, and Customer Service will be open 8 AM to 5 PM. Visit valleymetro.org for more information.

Library:  All Phoenix Public Library locations will be closed.

Parking Meters:   All parking meters are enforced 8 AM to 10 PM daily, including weekends and holidays.  

Normal office hours resume Tues, Jan 16 at 8am. Contact 602-262-7177.


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AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

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ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Inspector General’s Report Stunning News–

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ARIZONA

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· Martha-McSally-Senate-Ambitions-Began-Before-Summer-2017/

· Martha-McSally-Announces For Arizona-Candidate-US-Senate/

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· Politics, From Trump To Arpaio . . . Leftists’ Sanctuaries Aid Lawbreakers, But Traditionalists Left Unprotected

· The Fake Two Degree Political Limit On Global Warming

· Arizona Has Just 21 Foster Families For Refugee Children

· Dianne’s Crazy Cold: Sunday’s Comic

· Durbin’s Sh*t Show: Sunday’s Comic

· McSally Off To A Flying Start: Sunday’s Comic

· Jury Scammer Takes Another Victim In Prescott

· Ex-Postal-Worker-Admits-He-Burned-20-Tubs-Of-Mail/

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· Trump-In Excellent Health, According To Medical-Exam/

· Black-Activist-Explains-African-Americans-Much-Better-Trump-Obama/

· Reporter-Faces The Wrath-Of Mattis After Asking If He Read Anti-Trump Book/

WASHINGTON, DC/ CONGRESS

· Flashback-That-Time-Dick-Durbin-Made-Up-A-Story-About-A-GOP-Leader-Insulting-Obama

· Dick-Durbin-Has-History-Lying-About-Private-White-House Meetings

· Flake-Disputes-Trumps-Denial-Vulgar-Comment-Says-He-Heard-Before-Became-Public/

· GOP-Senator: Gross-Misrepresentation-Of-Trumps-Remarks/

· Sens-Cotton & Perdue-Recall-Meeting, Insist-Trump-Didnt-Say-Sh* Thole/

SCANDALS/SEXUAL HARASSMENT

· LAPD Opens Sexual Assault Investigation Into Steven Seagal

CLINTON’S

· Bill-Clinton-Swears-Foundation-Funds-Didn’t-Pay-For Chelsea’s-Wedding, Wikileaks-Offers-Brutal-Correction-

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