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Monday, February 5, 2018

2-5-18 Briefs

CD9 candidate Dave Giles is asking for feedback on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. He is asking: How do you think President Trump did in his first State of the Union last night? Text your answer to me on your cellphone; Text VOTEGILESG to 53445 if you thought his speech was GREAT  or Text VOTEGILEST to 53445 if you thought his speech was TERRIBLE. See the live results of this poll here: reports/flash_poll_report We must stop another socialist from being elected to Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. Let’s make CD9 Red! www.davegilesforcongress.com

Democratic House Campaigns Made Significant Fundraising Gains in the final months of 2017, putting the party in a strong position to fight for the House majority in the midterms. Dozens of House Democratic challengers outraised their Republican incumbents in the last three months of the year, while only a small handful of Republican challengers outraised the Democratic incumbents they hope to face. full story here

Republicans Are Barreling Toward A Fight over immigration despite divisions on what the party's strategy should be. GOP lawmakers decamped Friday from a retreat in West Virginia meant to tout unity around their 2018 agenda without finding a consensus on what to do about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The political cacophony comes as the Senate is expected to turn to a debate as soon as next week on the fate of the Obama-era program, which allows immigrants brought into the country illegally as children to work and go to school. Read the full story here

RidersUSA will host a free session on “Domestic Terrorist Groups,” featuring Homeland Security Advisory board member Dr. Charles Loftus, at 7 pm., Mon. Feb 5 at the Elks Lodge, 2320 S Hardy Drive in Tempe. The 30 year law enforcement officer teaches domestic terrorism and counter –terrorism at ASU. Contact: www.RiderUSA.net

Gila County Chairman Gary Morris reports continued progress in Republican voter registrations. State-wide, the AZGOP reports registrations for Republicans increased last year at a rate of 55 to 1 Democrat. In 2010, Gila County Republicans were 14 percent BEHIND Democrats. Today, Gila County Republicans are 29.4 percent AHEAD of Democrats (a 43 percent swing). Last quarters registration rate was 65 Republicans to 1 Democrat!

Republicans Are Feeling Better about their prospects in the midterm elections, buoyed by recent polls that show their numbers improving. An ebullient President Trump touted the shift in public sentiment reflected in recent polls during a joint Senate-House Republican retreat in West Virginia this week. full story here

LD26 Chairman Nancy Jenkins has announced LD26 will meet on Wed., Feb 7 instead of the 2nd Tuesday of the month because of a conflict with the meeting room at the Charles K. Luster Utilities Building at 640 N. Mesa Dr. Meet and Greet at 6:30; meeting at 7 pm. Contact Jenkins at
602-410-0498.

Notes From Readers

Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. – ft

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman: Open letter to Al Gage, Chairman Lines, our party attorney. Now that our meeting of the year is over, and we, the state delegates, have mostly survived the obvious manipulation by you, the cabal, I have a question or two for the cabal.In that our bylaws states clearly that a bylaw suggestion submitted to our secretary is to be included in the call letter for the meeting, AND WAS NOT, I would like to know what excuse, you, the cabal, have for not allowing that to happen? So, what say ye? Any of you may address my question. Feel free. IF my bylaw proposal had been included in the call letter (according to our bylaws), and we, at the meeting, had been given the opportunity to discuss and vote on if, fine. I would have had no problem with however the vote turned out. Even with the cabal showing up with well over 300 proxies. BUT, you, the cabal, stopped even that from happening! Why?I have heard from the rumor mill, that someone, maybe you all, collectively, decided that your excuse for violating our bylaws was to claim that my bylaw change had a couple of ARS code violations in it. In that not a single one of you bothered to contact me with these reasons, what are these “supposed” violations? It’s time to explain! I have heard not a word! Don’t you have the common decency to explain, at the very least, what the reason was that caused YOU to violate our own bylaws by not allowing my proposal to be included the call letter? Or, was the reason that you were just afraid that it just might pass? Unless you are willing to tell us why you felt it necessary to violate our bylaws by withholding a properly submitted bylaw proposal, I must assume you were simply afraid that it might pass. Is that it? I betcha! If I am wrong, feel free to correct me. Even if it is a bogus one. I might even accept a lousy excuse for your behavior.

Coconino County Republican Chairman Jeff Oravits: On Tuesday President Trump gave his State of the Union Address. His hard work is a culmination of all of the hard work from the grassroots level, local P.C.’s and all Republicans who continue to push for Republican ideals and principles. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Republican hold the highest office that shares so many of our values and is delivering on his promises. The State of the Union Address displayed perfectly what we can accomplish when we all row in the same direction. But the work never ends and now we have to help elect solid Republicans that can assist President Trump push through the reforms and policies needed to ensure the future prosperity of our nation. And that’s where you come in. The Coconino County Republican Committee needs your help. Arizona needs your help. I need your help. Many of you are already involved and for that I say thank you. To those of you who want to get involved, please contact me today and let’s chat! Looking forward to continued prosperity and success locally, statewide and nationally. (From CCRC Newsletter)

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office will hold a series of information sessions about the upcoming Congressional District 8 Special Primary Election Congressional District 8 is having to fill a vacancy that occurred more than six months before the regularly scheduled election. The Primary Election will be held on February 27, 2018 and the General Election will be held on April 24, 2018. A calendar of important election dates is available at electioncalendar.aspx. The next session, which follows a public feedback session held earlier this month, will be on held:

· Feb 13 from 6-7 pm in the Municipal Court Building, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Ste B101, Goodyear, AZ 85338

· North Valley, date/location tba

Election Department staff will be available to answer questions. Maricopa County Recorder public events can be found at recorder.maricopa.gov/voteroutreach. Polling locations for voters in this election may be different from previous elections. The current map of polling locations, approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, is available at CD8pollinglocationplan.aspx. An online polling site locator tool will be available at locations.maricopa.vote later this month.

THIS WEEK’s CALENDER OF EVENTS

FEB 5

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled at 6:15 pm., Mon., Feb 5 at the Millennium -McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 pm – meet and greet, 6 pm – business meeting, 6:15 – dinner, and 7 pm program featuring Secretary of State Michele Reagan. $35 per person. Checks made out to LRWC should be mailed to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, RVSP by Feb 1. Contact: 480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com

The Arizona Project will meet with Project Arizona founder Jacek Spendel, whose vision was to introduce Eastern European young people with Western culture, enterprise, and liberties.   This program relocates 5 or 6 students to the United States to immerse into a concentrated, short period of time to study and learn about American culture. AP will host six Eastern European students - three from Poland, two from the Ukraine and one from Croatia Mon., Feb 5 at 6:30 pm., at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix.  CD candidate Dave Giles will provide pizza for the meeting. Contact Chr Ron Ludder at 602-677-1496

RidersUSA will host a free session on “Domestic Terrorist Groups,” featuring Homeland Security Advisory board member Dr. Charles Loftus, at 7 pm., Mon. Feb 5 at the Elks Lodge, 2320 S Hardy Drive in Tempe. The 30 year law enforcement officer teaches domestic terrorism and counter –terrorism at ASU. Contact: www.RiderUSA.net

FEB 7

A ‘Meet & Greet’ Fundraiser For Congressional District 8 Candidate Sheriff Richard Mack is scheduled at 7 pm., Wed., Feb 7 at the home of Mark delMaestsro, 11814 N 56th Drive in Glendale. The event is co-hosted by Francine and David Romesburg. Food and beverages to be provided. No charge at the door. Donations accepted. Check payable to Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress or donate online. Contact Francine at 602-499-9553 or grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivist.com

Environmental Day at the Capitol is scheduled Wed., Feb 7 at 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.

FEB 8

The Arizona Corporation Commission Workshop on Code of Ethics is scheduled at 10 am., Thur., Feb 8 in Hearing Room One, Arizona Corporation Commission, 1200 W Washington St, First Floor in Phoenix. For a live broadcast feed or archived videos: http://www.azcc.gov/livebroadcast

Coffee with District 3 Supervisor Bill Gates is scheduled at 8 am., Thur., Feb 8 at 19 North Community Plaza, 1829 W Northern Ave., Phx. with Matt Gress, Director of the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting.

FEB 9

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Club Winter 2018 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled Feb 9 and 10 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, in Tucson. Registration Form Here

FEB 10

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Club Winter 2018 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled Feb 9 and 10 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, in Tucson. Registration Form Here

The 5th Annual Freedom Expo Dinner and Symposium, sponsored by Heirs of the Republic, and featuring nationally known speaker Bill Whittle, is scheduled Sat., Feb 10 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N Oracle Road, Tucson. The evening event features live music, a silent auction, book signings, award ceremonies and dinner Heirs of the Republic was founded by past Director of the Navy SEAL Foundation

Jeff Utsch, who has been conducting patriotic and American history-related monthly dinners in Tucson for the last 13 years. Contact: Ana Henderson ana@freedomexpoaz.com

A Maricopa County Recorder’s office CD8 Election public information session will be held between 10-11 am , Sat., Feb 10 at the Anthem Community Council, Meeting Rooms 3 & 4, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd8-special-election-info-session-north-valley-tickets-42259130196

FEB 13

A Maricopa County Recorder’s office CD8 Election public information session will be held between 6-7 pm., Tues., Feb 13 at the Municipal Court Building, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Ste B101, Goodyear, AZ 85338. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd8-special-election-info-session-west-valley-tickets-42333866735

CALL TO ACTION

AZRRT CALL TO ACTION By Jose Borrajero   
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(Friends, Relatives, Neighbors, Casual Acquaintances, etc.)

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
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INTERESTED IN HELPING TRACK, EVALUATE AND REPORT ON BILLS?
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180204-1600 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)

HB2115 - bonds; ballot language; procedures

All House members
House COW

02/05/2018

Mitchell – Enhances clarity in bond issue elections

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FLOOR

Y

HB2460 - charter schools; vacant buildings; equipment

House Education

02/05/2018

Leach – Districts can not discriminate against charter and private schools when selling property to highest bidder

2:00 MON

HHR1

Y

HB2343 - schools; child abuse hotline

House Education

02/05/2018

John – Requires public schools to post sign with child abuse and neglect hotline and emergency number

2:00 MON

HHR1

Y

HB2477 - high school mathematics; proficiency; notification

House Education

02/05/2018

Udall – Requires early intervention of notice during students first quarter of deficiency

2:00 MON

HHR1

Y

SB1175 - home-based businesses; local regulation.

Senate Commerce and Public Safety

02/05/2018

Farnsworth – Prohibits excessive regulation of home businesses

2:00 MON

SHR1

?

SB1101 - property tax appeals; court findings

All Senate members
Senate COW

02/05/2018

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

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FLOOR

Y

SB1247 - health insurance; mandated provision prohibited

All Senate members
Senate Third Reading

02/05/2018

Barto – Limits ability of counties and cities to regulate health insurance

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FLOOR

Y

HB2348 - vehicle emissions; California standards

House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

02/06/2018

Engel – Imposes CA style oppressive restrictions on AZ citizens

2:00  TUE

HHR3

N

HCR2008 - initiatives; conflicting federal law; preemption

House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy

02/06/2018

Leach – Gives the Attorney General exclusive veto power over initiatives AFTER the expense and time expended in gathering signatures

2:00  TUE

HHR4

N

HB2273 - public employees; compensation; cap

House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy

02/06/2018

Thorpe – Formula for capping government employee pay

2:00  TUE

HHR4

Y

HCR2022 - U.S. Senate candidates; legislative nomination

House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy

02/06/2018

Grantham – Aleviates some of the harm done by the 17th amendment

2:00  TUE

HHR4

Y

SB1051 - state budget; estimates; notice

Senate Appropriations

02/06/2018

Kavanaugh - Encourages legislature to limit spending increases to the rate of population growth and inflation

2:00  TUE

SHR109

Y

SB1098 - industrial hemp; licensing

Senate Appropriations

02/06/2018

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

2:00  TUE

SHR109

Y

SB1146 - vehicle fees; alternative fuel VLT.

Senate Transportation and Technology

02/06/2018

Worsley – Increases vehicle license tax

2:00  TUE

SHR1

N

HB2148 - newspapers; public notices; publications

House Local and International Affairs

02/07/2018

Finchem – Protects 1st amendment, encourages competition, saves money

9:00 WED

HHR5

Y

HB2461 - zoning regulations; private schools

House Local and International Affairs

02/07/2018

Leach – Prohibits local governments from imposing discriminatory regulations on private schools

9:00 WED

HHR5

Y

HB2165 - county excise tax for transportation

House Transportation and Infrastructure

02/07/2018

Campbell – Opens the door to a significant tax increase at the county level

2:00 WED

HHR3

N

SCR1005 - Article V convention; term limits

Senate Government

02/07/2018

Petersen – One of many “single item” Article V conventions, which in total come close to having a full fledged constitutional convention, a bad idea under current condition

2:00 WED

SHR109

N

HB2012 - political parties; proxies

House Government

02/08/2018

Ugenti-Rita – Limits to two the number of proxies that any individual may carry at political party meetings

9:30 THU

HHR1

Y

SB1426 - election precincts; maximum registered voters

Senate Judiciary

02/08/2018

Griffin – Aimed at reducing overcrowding

9:00 THU

SHR109

Y

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.

SEEING RED AZ

· McCain, Flake and Gosar: A Study In Contrasts Irrelevant McCain and Flake both side with Democrats on Memo

· Voters, Not Colleagues, Should Have Decided Rep. Shooter’s Fate

· DACA-Dreamers-Smuggle-More-Illegals-Into-USA

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· The-FISA-Memo-Is-Here-Read-It-Here Get Comfy, Pop Some Corn, Get Yourself A Drink And Settle In For The Long Haul And Read What Shenanigans Your Government Has Been Up Too.

· AZ-Rep-Paul-Gosar-Comment-On-Sen-Flakes Agreeing With Dems On FISA Memo Release

· Rep-Gowdy-Leaving-Politics-Not-Seeking Re-Election

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Intro To Domestic Terrorist Organizations

· Don Shooter Expelled In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Investigation

· 180202-1400 AZRRT How-They-Voted Report

· Memo Says Spy Warrant Would Not Have Been Sought Without Dossier

· 50-Islamic Jihadi Training Camps Identified Around The United States

· HB2012: Proxies!!! Extending "My Perspective: ..."

NEWS LINKS

· Comey-Bashes-Release-Of-Nunes-Memo-‘That’s-It’

· Rep-Steve-King: Watch-For-Obamas-Fingerprints-On-FISA-Memo

· Liberal Darling Trudeau Takes A (Quiet) Hardline Approach To Illegal Immigration

· Oregon-Convicted-Muslim-Rapist-Sues-State-Failing-Provide-Halal-Meals

· Adam Schiffs His Pants Over FISA Memo – Makes Ludicrous Comment To Trump

· What A Hypocrite! Michelle Obama Mocks Melania Trump…Making Herself Look Stupid

· Pastor-Tells-San-Francisco-Pro-Lifers-The-Walls-Of-Abortion-Are-Coming-Down-On-Your-Watch

ARIZONA

· Tempe-Fire-Captain-Shot-Killed-Road-Incident-Scottsdale

· Gov-Doug-Ducey-Claims-Arizona-Spends-More-Money-Kindergarten-12-Th-Grade-Education-Other-States

· Key-Excerpts-Arizona-Lawmakers-Speeches-Debate-Over-Don-Shooters-Ouster

· Violence-Not-Sex-Issue-Last-Time-Arizona-House-Booted-Members

· Tax-Filing-Season-Opens-Old-Rules-Apply-One-More-Year

· Whos-Backing-Bill-Change-Rules-Who-Can-Touch-Your-Hair-You-Migthink-Tanks-Antagonize-Opponents-Ducey

· Who Is The Real Martha Mcsally?

· Climate Craziness, Politics, And Hypocrisy

· ADF Seeks To Keep Children First In Adoption, Foster Care

· Once Upon A Time: Sunday’s Comic

· Schiffless: Sunday Comic

· Pima County’s Flack: Sunday’s Comic

· Red Death: Sunday’s Comic

· ‘Operation Team Player’ Nets Over $15 Million In Fake Sports Merchandise

· MCSO Reports Missing Person-Tonto National Forest

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· Donald Trump’s Patriotic Super Bowl Message Was A Huge Middle Finger To Nfl Anthem Kneelers

· Dear-America: Please-Note-Trump-Touted-Historically-Low-Black-Unemployment-Numbers-Dems-Not-Applaud

OBAMA

· What-A-Hypocrite: Michelle-Obama-Mocks-Melania-Trump-Making-Herself-Look-Stupid

TREY GOWDY

· Gowdy-Puts-His-Boot-Up-Dems-Backsides-After-This-Memo-Complaint

FBI/CIA/IRS

· New FBI Texts Found – Agents Discussed Ways To…

· The FBI’s "Second Dossier" Is Even Less Credible Than The First

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