Call for AG Opinion on ABOR Authority

Call for AG Opinion on ABOR Authority

The Arizona Board of Regents has been in the news a lot lately, and so it will be for many months to come.

In the course of conducting due diligence regarding the authority of ABOR and the Legislature I asked the Arizona Attorney General to provide a written, informal opinion paper on what authority each body has, and where it comes from.  The request was made this past September as part of a larger effort to examine the restructuring of ABOR.

Yesterday’s press release…

Representative Mark Finchem Requests …

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Why Does NGS Matter?

Why Does NGS Matter?

The Navajo Generating Station (NGS) is an important component in the generation of what is called “base-load” electricity.  Base-load is that electricity generated when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.  It is the energy that is always at the ready when we have hot summers and want the air conditioning on, that keeps our manufacturers manufacturing, and it is that energy that pushes water uphill in Arizona.

The article below is reprinted from the Navajo-Hopi Observer, link at the bottom.

The coal-fired Navajo …

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Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

As endorsements mount for my re-election I am given pause to consider that my positions reflect the concerns, wishes and priorities of the LD-11 constituency.  I’ve learned of the following endorsements over the last few weeks giving me encouragement that the cultural values I stand for align well with what my constituents want done.

Job Creator endorsements:

Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA),
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB),
Arizona Mining Association (AMA)
Arizona Trucking Association (ATA)

Public Safety endorsements:

Arizona State Lodge of he Fraternal Order of Police (AZFOP)
Arizona Police Officers …

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan will raise energy prices by 45%

EPA’s Clean Power Plan will raise energy prices by 45%

No this is not fear mongering, it is fact as reported by multiple sources.  The EPA has been taking comments on their new regulations and the comment period ends this weekend on November 31. The EPA “Clean Power Plan” creates the appearance of a problem to solve, then proposes a solution that will put Arizona infrastructure at risk and destroy family budgets. The EPA Clean Power plan (carbon rules) are a massive cost addition in to consumers already stressed daily living expenses.

The questionable rules will raise …

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The Importance of Co-Equal Sovereigns

The Importance of Co-Equal Sovereigns

Kurt Schlichter, writing for TownHall.com, has done a great service to our nation.  He summarized what the alternative to the “Rule of Law” is.  History has proven over and over again the cycle of rise and fall.  The alternative?  It is the “Rule of Power”, and the rule of power is not supported with a common understanding that there is a Constitution that guides us and our affairs even to the level of day to day life and how we act ethically and fairly with …

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Business Productivity Principles, Meet Government

Business Productivity Principles, Meet Government

I’ve been told on several occasions that government can’t be run like a business.  “It’s “political”, I’m told and “you have to give in to this constituency or that special interest group to cultivate power, the power to get things done”.  If getting things done means even more collaboration for compromise then there is little wonder why we have a so many issues.

The wikipedia definition of Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was developed by Motorola in 1986,[1][2] coinciding with theJapanese asset price …

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My Vision of Governance and Government

My Vision of Governance and Government

As a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives (LD-11), I am asked often, “what is your vision, your philosophy on government?”  While simple words come to mind like personal responsibility, social responsibility, fiscal responsibility, limited government free market economics come to mind, they seem more like bullet points, or sound bites.  Sound bites become labels quickly.

My highest level thought on government is this;

Government, should be no more than that which is absolutely necessary to carry out the mission of governance, and no less than …

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Judge Jeanine Pirro – What Did Obama Know?

The people of Arizona, and the nation, have been lied to.  If the deception occurred in the private sector in say real estate, insurance or the banking industry, the charges would go beyond civil and enter into the criminal code.  It is time for the vigorous assertion of the 10th Amendment by the Arizona Legislature and Attorney General to exempt the people of Arizona from ObamaCare, who are now victims of what may well be the largest ongoing criminal enterprise ever devised.

As victims of the …

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Who Is Part of the On-going Criminal Enterprise?