Distance Learning is a Solution for Today

Distance Learning is a Solution for Today

The Mercatus Center at George Washington has long been a respected public policy analysis center, and I am glad the folks there are examining educational pathways. “As more states make the decision to cease classroom learning for the remainder of the school year, the potential of moving 41 million students online will be no easy task.” Today, an essay by Jonathan Butcher titled, “Public-Private Virtual School Partnerships and Federal Flexibility for Schools During the Coronavirus,” argues that policymakers should look to existing state charter school laws …

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Legislation To Increase Resources For Arizona Hospitals Signed

Legislation To Increase Resources For Arizona Hospitals Signed

PHOENIX⁠ — H.B. 2668, legislation to bring more resources into Arizona’s health care system by increasing Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) provider rates for hospitals, doctors and more was signed into law today by the Governor. The legislation received broad bipartisan support in both chambers of the Arizona Legislature and will have no impact on Arizona’s general fund. 

“Arizona’s medical professionals, our doctors, nurses, administrative staff and more, are stepping up to address COVID-19 and help others — and our state is grateful,” said Governor Ducey. …

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Important Department of Labor Update

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. 

FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The …

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$5.3 Million For Meals For Arizona Seniors

PHOENIX⁠ — Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizona has received more than $5.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help Arizona communities provide meals for older adults. The dollars will support both meal delivery programs and programs serving senior centers and are part of a relief package, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. “These dollars will help Arizona keep our seniors safe and healthy at a critical time,” said Governor …

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US Treasury Notification

US Treasury Notification

The United States Treasury has made notification to the Arizona House of Representatives on what the COVID-19 Economic Stabilization Plan is likely to include.

 STAGE THREE PROPOSAL 

Key Terms 

I. APPROPRIATION TO THE EXCHANGE STABILIZATION FUND FOR SPECIFIED USES 

A. Airline Industry Secured Lending Facility ($50 billion) 

• This provision would appropriate an additional $50 billion to the ESF and authorize use of those funds for secured lending to U.S. passenger and cargo air carriers 

• Treasury Department to determine appropriate interest rate and other terms and conditions 

• Secured …

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HCR-2039 An Equal Voice Measure

Many of the readers of my posts here know by now that I am a constitutional scholar and hold in high regard, the framers of our beloved Constitution for the thought that they put into our founding documents. They indeed anticipated a form of tyranny brought to the People by the majority position.

James Madison in Federalist 10 spoke to the very issue before we face today in the form of concentration of power. To check the “tyranny of the masses” I’ve introduced HCR-2039, which if …

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This informative recap of the work that your State Representatives and Senators are engaged in can get sifted, filtered, analyzed, interpreted, and even twisted into something that doesn’t come close o what actually happened. Get past all of that and receive timely information directly from the newsmakers themselves, not the newsfakers.

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“Sanctuary City” Approval Prop 205 Defeated

“Sanctuary City” Approval Prop 205 Defeated

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Rep. Finchem Praises Tucsonans for Upholding State Law by Voting Down Sanctuary City Initiative

TUCSON, AZ- Fact-based critical thinking was on display last night with the defeat of City of Tucson Prop. 205. If the measure had passed, the City would have been forced to become a Sanctuary City, which would have restricted the actions of Tucson police officers regarding the determination of immigration status of those they had in custody for other crimes.

I am very pleased to see that reason won out …

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Do Gun Registration Laws Work; and What of Confiscation?

Do Gun Registration Laws Work; and What of Confiscation?

It helps to bring the land of “Is” and the land of “Ought” closer together with a definition of “work”. A law, no matter what its purpose, can only work, that is function, when it is put to use. This of course means that those who are charged with carrying out the function of the law do so with fidelity.

To hear the elites of America talk, one would think that it is as simple as passing a law to end the senseless murders, sometimes en …

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Natural Rights v. Civil Rights

America is at war with itself over the meaning of words, and the consequences are more serious than most people can imagine. If you don’t know what origins of your rights are, and what rights you possess how can you defend them? Those who are defending them — as in downrange in a combat zone particularly — have to be asking themselves, we’ve put our lives on the line, which has driven PTSD for so many, for what? PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) comes from …

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