Monday, March 12, 2018

3-12-18 Briefs

This past weekend was spent listening to both sides of the HB2012 dust up. Most people prefer to keep government out of private groups. Few want government telling them how to run local political or civic meetings. However, out of pure frustration at proxy harvesting by the Establishment and the “Proxy Pigs” to control internal Arizona Republican elections, LD15 State Committeeman Archie Dicksion and his  limited proxy  team turned to the state legislature.

    HB2012, the Proxy Bill, is the direct results of the growing disgust simmering toward Establishment internal election shenanigans over the past several. Attempting to resolve the proxy problem internally, Dicksion first tried to get a “limited proxy resolution” onto the AZGOP Mandatory January 2018 meeting agenda --but ran into roadblocks every step of the way. Dicksion even had difficulty getting instructions on how to submit a resolution to the AZGOP Resolutions Committee. Based on some alleged technicality the “limited proxy resolution” he submitted was rejected.

    Frustrated at the shenanigan’s, Dicksion’s team successfully gathered enough state committeemen signatures (in the early morning hours) prior to the opening of the mandatory meeting to have their limited proxy use resolution brought to the floor for an open state-wide discussion… But it never made it to the floor because the meeting room reportedly had to be cleared in preparation for the following morning’s event. (All the more reason to conduct party business during the Mandatory morning session, instead of after those windy political speeches. We all know the mind can only absorb what the posterior can endure, but the pols like to speak early and split. You rarely see them hang around for the actual business meeting!)

    As a last resort, Dicksion turned the state legislature. The Bill has been gathering dust on Legislative Rules Committee Chairman Tom Shopes desk since the late February.

    Suddenly, reports started surfacing this past Thursday or Friday that folks don’t want legislative control of political meetings and that the HB2012 is allegedly unconstitutional - although no “official legal opinion” has surfaced on the legality. If indeed, HB2012 is unconstitutional, why in the hell didn’t some of these knowledgeable folks inform Dicksion several weeks ago?  They could have saved him countless hours  of work.

     In a pleasant sit down chat with House Speaker JD Mesnard yesterday afternoon, it was pretty clear that HB2012 is dead. Just think, if the Establishment had put the proposed resolution on the Mandatory meeting agenda to be addressed internally by the state assembly in January, the issue would never have evolved into proposed legislation to begin with. Shame on the party high mucky mucks.- Editor Frosty Taylor

Sen Jeff Flake Finally Came Out with what everyone has been expecting: sen-jeff-flake:president-donald-trump-should-be challenged-by a conservative like me

AMERICAN FREEDOM by BARBARA: Arizona-Dept-Of-Education-Hosts-Radical Qatari Islamic Org For Public Teacher Training One day a year Schools are required to teach Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day). This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. However they are training teachers to teach about Islam, train the teachers to teach American History. Education is dumbing down America's future.

The Tempe Republican Women’s Club Garage Sale starts at 4 pm., Thur., March 22 at the home of Darryl Jacobson Barnes, 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe.

Lori Klein Corbin 2017Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin will speak at the 11:30 am., Mon., March 12 the Prescott Men’s Forum at the St Michael’s Hotel in Prescott. She will talk about the March 23-24Western Conservative Conference at the Phoenix Convent Center Volunteers needed. Youth scholarships available upon request. Contact Corbin at (602) 315-1737 for further information

The Pima County Republican Women’s Club Campaign Workshop is scheduled between 7am and noon, Sat., March 17 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. $15 per person, includes a continental breakfast, training notebook and workshop. RSVP to J Demara at See full flyer 3-11-18-briefs

tim hornTim Horn, Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) member and AZRA Point-man in Opposition to the National Popular Vote Compact, will address the Tea Party Scottsdale at 6:30 pm. Thur., March 15 at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Horn is a Republican State Committeeman, author of “Ruling the Elite”, and former host of the Tim Horn Show (conservative political commentary).

The ARIZONA PROJECT Will Meet At 6:30 Pm., Mon., March 12 At 3375 E Shea Blvd In Phoenix, According To Chairman Ron Ludder. Contact: 602.677.1496

Volunteers Needed are needed to help Contact with America’s Vets (CAV) and other veteran organizations with their booths between 7 am-pm at the March 24 Western Conservative Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phx. Volunteers who can work two hour shifts should email to volunteer for CAV Team Veteran Foundation Veteran Advocates on Call or Operation Enduring Gratitude

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archie dicksionLD15 PC And State Committeeman Archie Dicksion To Gov Doug Ducey, Speaker JD Mesnard And Rules Chairman Thomas Shope: This is a letter to each of you concerning HB2012 that is pending in the House Rules Committee of the State Legislature. This is a bill to limit the use of proxy’s in political parties in the State Of Arizona. It applies to the rank and file members of all political parties in the state.

This bill I am sure means little or nothing to any of the three of you, but it is of  importance to  precinct committeemen of all parties. Let me give you an illustration. At the state mandatory meeting of the Republican Party this past January there were 581 members present and 388 represented by proxy’s. A quick mathematical calculation demonstrates that forty (40) percent of all votes cast were by party members who were not present. How many of those persons not present reside in Maricopa county - within 20-30 miles of the meeting - and yet they did not attend. Surely they were not all ill.

            They are only required to attend one meeting per year, and if they will not put forth that effort, do any of you really think they are going to put forth any effort to support your campaign for election. A person that seeks to be elected only for the title with no effort to attend meetings or to work on party projects does not only a disservice to the party - they discourage true party workers from being active. Why should I go out to work to get you elected if I am no more important to you than a piece of paper called a proxy.

    The choice is yours, pass bill HB2012 and thereby cut down on the number of members that attend and vote at meeting by a piece of paper or try to get those pieces of paper to walk the streets to support your reelection. Thanks for your consideration of this issue.

Javan Mesnard LD17 - speaker of houseSpeaker Of The House Jd Mesnard: Last week the 3-9-18 briefs referenced "a state capitol insider" who claimed that I participated in the effort to push Medicaid expansion through the Arizona legislature five years ago. In describing my supposed role this individual went so far as to say "[he] helped plan the special session and for reasons unknown, he 'took cover' and ultimately voted against it.  Hypocrisy at the highest level as he stood on the house floor and chastised his fellow RINO Republicans for planning the attack!"  While I've become quite accustomed to liberals falsifying my record (and I generally don't bother to confront their distortions), I did feel compelled to correct this record since the above claim is being made about me to my fellow conservatives.

    Anybody down at the Arizona Capitol in 2013, whether they were for or against Medicaid expansion, knows that not only is this presentation of history untrue, it is in fact the exact opposite of the truth.  Far from being behind this fateful special session, I fought adamantly against it.  There is a litany of evidence that will prove this, including the plenty of video footage of speeches I gave attacking the effort, which, ironically, is acknowledged by the source in the quote above.  Furthermore, I subsequently joined with numerous others of my legislative colleagues in filing a lawsuit against the bill (sadly, we did not prevail before the state Supreme Court).  To say that I was opposed to that special session would be the height of understatement, so to say that I was actually the one planning it is beyond ludicrous.

    Since the source decided to give this account anonymously, I don't know why they believe something that is so far removed from reality.  I truly hope they are simply misinformed rather than something more nefarious.  Regardless, I invite them—and anybody else—to reach out to me (my cell phone is 480-447-8244) so that I can give even more detail in setting the record straight.  Alternatively, or in addition, talk to the various legislators who were there at the time.  Those on either side of the issue will be able to verify the accuracy of what I'm saying.  You don't have to take my word for it, and please don't take it on the account of an unnamed source.  Verify for yourselves.

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AZCDL Legislative Update: A list of all the bills we are monitoring are can be found at our Bill Tracking page.  The following is the status of key legislation.
    HCR 2002, a proposed ballot measure that would remove the upper age limit for militia members, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee on Monday, March 12 at 2 PM. You can voice your support for HCR 2002 on RTS using these simple steps.  First,
log into your RTS account and keep your browser open.  Then, click on this link to go directly to HCR 2002 in the RTS system: .  Click on the "For" (thumbs up) button.  Unless you plan on attending and testifying at the hearing, always answer "No" to the "Do you wish to speak?" question.  After voting, click on the blue "Submit" button.
    HB 2172, which would prohibit most Arizona colleges and universities from banning "non-lethal" weapons, passed out of the Senate Education committee on March 8.  We thank everyone who used RTS to voice support for HB 2172.  You made a difference.
    We cannot over emphasize the importance of RTS in committee hearings.  Those that want to disarm you, backed by Bloomberg's money, fully realize the importance of RTS and are marshalling their minions nationwide to use the Arizona Legislature's RTS system to their advantage.  As a result, the number of those who registered opposition to HB 2172 almost equaled those who registered support for HB 2172.  If you have an RTS account, please use it to support pro-rights bills.  If you need assistance in setting up an RTS account, or activating one that was created online, contact Fred at
    HB 2211 is an AzCDL-requested bill that would exempt your firearms from a personal bankruptcy process.  Thanks to those of you who contacted their legislators, HB 2211 passed out of the House and was sent to the Senate on February 16.  It has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary committee.
    HB 2535 would add language to the statutes regarding the Department of Child Safety that "Notwithstanding any other law, the Department, the Director, a Child Welfare Agency or a Governing Board of a Child Welfare Agency may not adopt, implement or enforce a rule or policy that relates to the possession, transfer or storage of a firearm."  Thanks to your RTS activism, HB 2535 passed out of the House Judiciary committee on February 14.  To proceed, it needs to be heard in the House Committee of the Whole (COW).  We have prepared an email for you to send to your Representatives urging them to request the House Leadership to schedule a COW hearing for HB 2535.  If you have not yet contacted your legislators about HB 2535,
click here to send your email.
    The next critical deadline for bills is March 23, less than two weeks away.  That's when all remaining House bills must pass out of Senate committees and all remaining Senate bills must pass out of House committees. - Arizona Citizens Defense League (

Latest Legislative Activity From Jose Borrajero - Latest Call-to-Action AZRRT-Call-To-Action-Week-Beginning-Mon-2-12-18 Latest How-They-Voted Report: AZRRT-How-They-Voted-Week-Ending-Friday-3-09-18

AZRRT CALL TO ACTION March 12, 2018 By Jose Borrajero   
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SB1054 - ASRS; nonparticipating employers

House Banking and Insurance


Fann-R – Complicated formula for keeping dissolved employers in the system. Better to cash them out and be done with it
Passed Senate 29-1

2:00 MON



SB1101 - property tax appeals; court findings

House Banking and Insurance


Petersen-R – In valuation disputes, court can not increase valuation above original amount
Passed Senate 18-12

2:00 MON



HB2333 - home-based businesses; local regulation

Senate Commerce and Public Safety


Wenninger - R– Restricts regulation of home based businesses except to protect public health and safety. MAY ALLOW TOO MUCH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN RESIDENTIAL AREA
Passed House 36-20

2:00 MON



HB2456 - stadium district; extension; Rio Nuevo

Senate Commerce and Public Safety


Finchem – R – Rio Nuevo has a questionable history and a strong resemblance to crony capitalism
Passed House 38-17
13 Republicans voted NO

2:00 MON



HB2532 - occupational regulation; municipalities; counties; prohibition

Senate Commerce and Public Safety


Payne – R - Prohibits local governments from imposing licensing requirements or occupational fees on window washers, florists, interior designers or photographers
Passed House 34-22

2:00 MON



SB1508 - water; desalination action plan

House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources


Griffin – R - Aimed at increasing fresh water supply
Passed House 30-0




SB1247 - health insurance; mandated provision prohibited

House Local and International Affairs


Barto – Limits ability of counties and cities to regulate health insurance
Passed Senate 17-13




SB1065 - (NOW: commercial vehicles; ports of entry)
(A sneaky strike-all bill)

House Transportation and Infrastructure


Brophy-McGee – Allows unelected ADOT Director to increase fee (tax) on certain vehicles in possible violation of the spirit of Prop 106
Passed Senate 20-10
All D’s voted YES
10 R’s voted NO




HB2563 - postsecondary institutions; free expression policies

Senate Education


Boyer – Freedom of speech on college campuses
Passed House 34-22




HB2205 - JTED governing boards; membership; prohibition

Senate Education


Bowers - Prohibits those who teach JTED satellite programs to be a member or serve on JTED governing board
Passed House 37-27




HB2099 - state budget; estimates; notice.

Senate Finance


Leach – Encourages legislature to limit spending increases to the rate of population growth and inflation
Passed House 34-25




HB2528 - capital gains; income tax subtraction

Senate Finance


Mesnard – Modest tax break regarding capital gains
Passed House 35-25




HCR2029 - personal property tax exemption

Senate Finance


Mesnard – Increases business personal property exemption
Passed House 35-25




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Robert BranchDr Robert Branch: As a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will be speaking at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman, Monday, March 12th at 11:15 AM. This meeting will be at the Dambar Steak House. If you a Conservative Republican in the area, I do hope that you take the time to hear me speak! I support President Trump’s agenda, I stand to “Dismantle the U.S. Department of Education,” and our campaign is the campaign to “Make Education Great Again!” The address to the Dambar is 1960 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401.  Contribute Sign my nomination petition



The Western Pinal County Chapter of AZRA will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 12 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ. Doors open at 6 pm. LD11 Senate candidate Vince Leach. Contact President Nancy Hawkins at

Story Time for preschoolers and school age children is slated between 4-4:45 pm., March 12 at the North Valley Regional Library. Branch location Click HERE for more North Valley Regional Library events.


The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., March 13 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will meet at 7 pm., Tues. ,March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of activist Marsha Hill in Surprise.  Doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Patrick Henry will address the Second Amendment. Others agenda items include gun control, and the 10th amendment. Contact: Randy Miller for the address if you will be attending. (623) 866-3544. Miller is a LD13 Senate candidate.


The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., March 14 with Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson at the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd , Sun City West, AZ. Registration – 10:45a.m.. $20 includes lunch. RSVP deadline is 5 pm., Sun., March 11. Adults only - no children. Make check payable to ARW, before arriving; if cash, exact amount preferred; no credit cards. Any member cancelling beyond the deadline is expected to pay. Reservation must be received by Sunday, March 11. If you aren’t contacted by an ARW luncheon representative for your lunch order, please email or contact Lezlee Alexander


Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm., March 15 at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Tim Horn, Arizona Republican Assembly member and ASRA point-man in Opposition to the National Popular Vote Compact is scheduled to speak. Horn is the author of “Ruling the Elite” and is a former radio political commentator.

The Fountain Hills Az Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Thurs., March 15 at Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) for a forum on proposed primary property tax with Town Manager Grady Miller. Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski  or


The Center for Arizona Policy is host author/speaker Sam Allberry at 7 pm, Fri., March 16 at the Trinity Bible Church, 3420 W Peoria Ave in Phx. RSVP required. Free admission. Allberry will address “My Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction.” Contact CAP at 602-424-2525.


The Fountain Hills Republican Club will host its “Meet the Candidates” event at 9 am, Sat. March 17 (St Patrick’s Day) at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana, Fountain Hills. Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, light breakfast snacks, with an “Irish surprise” will be served at 8:30 a.m. Reserved tables for candidates will be available. An additional table or two will also be available for campaign materials. Candidate presentations will begin following the prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and the “National Anthem”. Participating are Yvonne Cahill for the “Ward for U.S. Senate” campaign; Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Candidates Dr. Robert Branch, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs; Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Jim O’Connor, Eric Sloan; State Representative Jay Lawrence; McDowell Mountain Justice of the Peace Michael Reagan; Candidate for Clerk of Superior Court of Maricopa County Steve Parsons; Fountain Hills Mayoral Candidate Cecil Yates.

Fountain Hills will turn its famed fountain to green at noon on March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day. The FH St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fountain Fest begin at 11 am. No admission fee.

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., March17 at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. The PCRC will be hosting a discussion with state legislative candidates from Pinal County. The following candidates will be attending, TJ Shope (LD8), Vince Leach (LD11), Mark Finchem (LD11), Bret Roberts (LD11), Mike Hernandez (LD16), and John Fillmore (LD16). Contact Secretary Gilberto Mendez at with any questions you may have.

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