Acknowledging Parental Authority

Acknowledging Parental Authority

I am pleased to announce that HB 2088, a bill to acknowledge parental authority through informed consent, passed out of the Senate on Monday.  Even though the bill has been dramatically amended, we now have an acknowledgement of parental authority, to protect personal information and we’ve seen the introduction of the concept of “cure” into Arizona Revised Statutes.

The Bill was amended in the Senate and the House will likely concur with my blessing on the alterations.

During last session and all throughout the interim I received …

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Enhanced Education Funding Passes the Arizona Legislature

Last night in a Special Session called by Governor Doug Ducey, we passed a set of three bills designed to enhance K-12 school funding.  The move has not been without controversy, caused primarily by the interpretation of the word “or” by a lower court, activist judge, who substituted the plain meaning of the word for that of another.  The substitution of definitions, resulted in a financial burden that would have bankrupted the state.

Webster’s Dictionary, recognized by K-12 school systems, universities, colleges and yes, …

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