Transparency & Accountability: HB2022

Transparency & Accountability: HB2022

The level of misinformation in the media
today regarding HB2022 is stunning. For a bill designed to address the
complaints of both sides of the political spectrum, as well as ESA watchdogs,
one would think that more rigorous oversight might have been welcomed. However,
the addicted to outrage crowd has sought to posit a fallacious argument that
the proposal somehow violates the will of Arizona voters who voted down
Proposition 305 in the last election. I do not believe for a moment that
Arizona voters said they don’t want more accountability and …

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Hold On, Aren’t The People Are The Victims Here?

Hold On, Aren’t The People Are The Victims Here?

M.D. Kittle writing for The Daily Caller reported on January 11, 2019 that, “conservative groups that had been targeted by Lois Lerner at the Internal Revenue Service were receiving settlement checks.” But wait a minute, was it not the People who were the victims here? Many questions remain in the minds of the People, but the courts seem to have left out a penalty to the actual perpetrator.

Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner(C) is sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight …

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Arizona should put this extra tax revenue back in your pocket

Arizona should put this extra tax revenue back in your pocket

J.D. Mesnard and Grover Norquist, opinion contributorsPublished 6:00 a.m. MT Dec. 26, 2018 | Updated 10:19 a.m. MT Dec. 26, 2018

Opinion: Conforming Arizona’s tax code to the federal one would simplify things. But simplicity alone doesn’t outweigh a $300 million net state tax increase.

Federal tax reform has been a huge win for residents of the Grand Canyon State.

Less than a year after implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Arizonans are already enjoying higher take-home pay, wage increases, bonuses and job creation.

Yet, while taxpayers are benefiting from …

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Who Objects to a Teacher “Code of Ethics”?

Published with Permission of Kristen Williamson

From: Kristen Williamson [mailto:kristen.williamson@me.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:16 PM
To: laurie.roberts@arizonarepublic.com
Subject: Mark Finchem’s HB 2002: Parents ARE Outraged…At District “Leaders” Who Permit Activism at the Expense of Academic Scholarship

Laurie,

I read the article (https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2018/12/19/payback-time-redfored/2365587002/) you wrote in the AZCentral regarding HB 2002 and wanted to reach out to you to inform you that Mark Finchem’s bill and bills other legislators are working on to protect our children in the K-12 schools are absolutely needed. Activism is permitted in the classroom and the situation is rapidly …

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Endorsements Matter

Endorsements Matter

Endorsements are a demonstration of trust, of relationships that are built up with a record. I am pleased to announce the endorsement of Arizona Rock Products Association. These are the guys who build what we all need to have to create our own future, from the roadways we drive on to the buildings we work and live in, there are rock products in every one. I am excited about this announcement because it shows a confidence that only those who do what they say they …

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ARPA Names “Rock Star” Endorsement

ARPA Names “Rock Star” Endorsement

I am honored to announce that I have received the Arizona Rock Products Association (ARPA), highest honor. In a statement from ARPA I was informed, 

“On behalf of the Arizona Rock Products Association and its members, I am pleased to inform you that you received ARPA’s highest honor. You have been deemed to be an ARPA “Rock Star.” This designation is based on your exemplary voting record on key policy matters along with an outstanding level of decorum, availability, engagement and knowledge of natural resources issues …

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Proof Why Donor Privacy is Important

Proof Why Donor Privacy is Important

The Free Enterprise Club hits the nail squarely on the head. The political arena is now inhabited by thugs and activists who have every intention of ignoring common decency, civil debate and who are willing to employ every intimidation tactic there is. Their objective is to shame and to shut rational thinkers out of the debate of ideas. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on the law, as written, and did so narrowly so as to demonstrate that laws matter. If society rejects those laws, then …

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Congressmen Introduce Bill to End Taxation of Gold and Silver

Congressmen Introduce Bill to End Taxation of Gold and Silver

Arizona has been a consistent leader in this arena. It appears that we have gotten the attention of Congress, and have given the good Congressmen a platform that can restore legitimacy to our currency, aka “honest money”.

Washington, DC (September 7, 2018) – The battle to end taxation of constitutional money has reached the federal level as U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) today introduced sound money legislation to remove all federal income taxation from gold and silver coins and bullion.

The Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act – …

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Reprint: Turning Arizona Into New Jersey

Reprint: Turning Arizona Into New Jersey

Turning Arizona Into New Jersey

WSJ Editorial, Sat., Aug. 25, 2018

Public unions fund initiatives to raise taxes and kill school choice.

The battle for Congress is drawing most media attention this year, but an underreported story is the campaign by public unions to turn multiple states sharply to the left. A bellwether is Arizona, where a pair of ballot initiatives would raise taxes toward New Jersey levels and reverse years of progress on education choice.

Unions have spearheaded two ballot initiatives to repeal an expansion of education-savings accounts …

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The Outlook is good for the Grand Canyon State’s Economy

The Outlook is good for the Grand Canyon State’s Economy

There has never been a better time to be doing business in Arizona than now. Across the state, job creation is flourishing and business is booming. It’s no trick or fluke, as our economy has turned around following the last two years of the economic upswing, Arizona has benefited. This was only made better when Congress passed federal tax cuts.  As a result, employees around the state are seeing the benefits right in their paycheck as a result of recent federal tax cuts.

Arizona is home …

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