The second regular session of the 55th Arizona Legislature adjourned for the year early Saturday, bringing an end to a session that the president and CEO of the state chamber of commerce says featured several wins for the Arizona business community.
Arizona Legislature updates: Lawmakers adjourn for final time after passing water, school voucher bills
The Arizona Legislature had two major bills to consider as it convened for a final session Friday: $1 billion in spending to shore up the state’s water supply and a massive expansion of taxpayer-funded vouchers to all schoolchildren.
(The Center Square) – In reaction to the mass shooting inside of a Texas elementary school, Arizona lawmakers seek to explore their options to help teenagers struggling with mental health issues.
State Representative Travis Grantham (R-12) today issued the following statement regarding a highly-controversial new policy issued by Dr. Joanne Vogel, Vice President of Student Services for Arizona State University (ASU).
I’d like to introduce you to the other members of our LD12 Republican team running for the Legislature. First is Warren Petersen – my current seatmate in the House who is running for the LD12 Senate seat. Next is Jake Hoffman, a current Queen Creek Town Councilman running to be my new seatmate in the House. I know I might catch some flak for saying this from our conservative friends in the West Valley, but I think our team is the most conservative in the entire state. I think we also have many years of experience delivering results for Arizona. Rep. Petersen is consistently rated as one of, if not the, most fiscally conservative lawmaker in all of Arizona, and Councilman Hoffman has done a great job keeping the Queen Creek Town government small and efficient. There might be some big legislative battles coming up with regards to protecting our freedoms, and I can’t think of a better team to take the lead than the LD12 Republican team. Learn more about the team today at www.District12team.com.
For information about the upcoming Nov. 3rd General Election, please be sure to check out https://arizona.vote. There you can check your registration status, look up your polling place, and see the upcoming important election dates. The next two big dates coming up are October 23rd and October 27th. The former is the final day to request a ballot by mail or to sign up for permanent mail voting. The latter is the final day to put your mail-in ballot in the mail. If you put your mail-in ballot in the mail after the 27th, it might not arrive until after Election Day and not be counted! Let’s make sure to get out and vote and to keep Arizona RED!
Outside spending continues to flow into Arizona legislative races, with the worst of it targeting vulnerable House Republicans. According to the latest independent expenditure figures released by the Arizona Secretary of State, competitive districts are attracting MILLIONS in outside spending. In LD6 for instance, outside groups have – so far – spent over $1.86 million against Republicans. In LD20, they’ve spent over $1.34 million, and in LD21, they’ve spent about $744,000. The spending in House races appears to be targeting incumbents Rep. Walt Blackman, Rep. Anthony Kern, and Rep. Kevin Payne, respectively. It’s INCREDIBLY important that we hang on to these seats, because with a current GOP majority of only 31-29, we lose in a big way if Democrats are able to pick up a single seat.
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Recently, President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and briefly checked in to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. The way some responded to this news was pretty disgusting. Regardless of one’s party, I think it’s unacceptable to wish poor health on a political opponent. Political adversaries are engaged in a battle of ideas, and the battle is won by making the strongest case to voters. If you have a weak case, you can’t replace it by wishing harm on your opponent. I challenge anyone – Republican or Democrat – if you’re struggling to persuade others to agree with your positions, don’t wish ill will on your opponents. Instead, look inward and see if your argument is truly as strong as you think.