Arizona Momentum is Top-10 Strong

Arizona Momentum is Top-10 Strong

While Democrats continue to play divisional politics, we Republicans are showing real leadership. In large part due to the public policy decisions, Arizona now ranks #5 for economic momentum, and in the Top 10 for personal income growth, employment growth and population growth. People are fleeing states that have engaged in reckless spending and the high tax environment that hits the middle class and working poor the hardest. Where are they fleeing to? Yup, Arizona; in fact, so many people are coming to Arizona from …

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Notes from The Capitol: 27 March 2018

Notes from The Capitol: 27 March 2018

It was an interesting day today with many introductions of people taking a stand against violence -more specifically gun violence- visiting The Capitol. For some time I have called on leaders in all three branches of state government to convene a panel to take a serious look at the occurance and nature of violence in Arizona, and the factors that trigger individuals to act out of anger. Without knowing what causes people to engage in violence more laws, on top of the laws we already …

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Report from the Capitol: 23 February 2018

It was a very busy week, with many House bills passing through the process and going over to the Senate for hearings and approval. A summary of the activity and what it means is below.

HB-2203, a bill to empower the State Forester to care for our watersheds as well as our forests may seem like an expansion of authority, but it is not. It is a more accurate description of what the State Forester is already doing. This is a move to prevent the potential …

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Thank You Men of Honor!

Thank You Men of Honor!

A thank you note…

To you, the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, you have long since gone but the legacy that you created still stands today, even if a little battered and bused, even if a little altered by the well-meaning but not so bright.  I write to acknowledge your sacrifice, your leadership and your honor in delivering to us the opportunity to live free and in liberty.  I write to say thank you!
 

I know that five of you signers were captured by the …

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Where Does It All Go?

Where Does It All Go?

The Fiscal Year 2018 State of Arizona Budget totals over $9.86 Billion and taxpayers are funding a lot of priorities.  The highest among them is Education.

Budget Basics
Each year, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee Staff publishes an Appropriations Report, which includes summary information on the most recently enacted budget and agency-by-agency details.  The Report reads like a book including both numbers and descriptions of what the Legislature intends to see happen with the appropriations that are authorized on behalf of the Taxpayers.  In this book, you …

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Arizona Making Progress on the Financial Health Front

Arizona Making Progress on the Financial Health Front

Reprinted from a work done by Eileen Norcross with the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.

This is an important ITP (Independent Third Party) analysis of the fiscal state of the State.  For the full article see http://mercatus.org/statefiscalrankings  Fiscal health is a direct measure of the policy outcomes of the legislature working with the executive branch, to achieve responsible tax policy.

Eileen’s result…

How Does Arizona Compare to Other States?

Arizona ranks 32nd among US states for its fiscal health, based on its fiscal solvency in five separate categories.

For FY 2013, …

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“Arizona must not waste time and resources on suing the Federal government .”  That’s the claim Liberal Democrats Jo Holt and Holy Lyons have made on several occasions throughout the 2014 House of Representatives campaign.

We are left to believe the opposite of that statement must be true of their stand, that Arizona should not vigorously and regularly assert the rights of the State and of the People?  After all we hear (and I firmly believe) even from Democrats that the Constitution is the Law of the land. …

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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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