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By Press Release | May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Biggs for Congress:

Biggs Applauds Brnovich for Joining Lawsuit Against Obama Admin

GILBERT (May 25) – Senate President Andy Biggs today applauded Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in joining the lawsuit against the Obama Administration over their decision to tie federal funding for schools to allowing children of the opposite sex to use the same facilities. Biggs release the following statement:

“Last night, I called on Attorney General Mark Brnovich to join the Texas Attorney General in suing the Obama Administration over their appalling …

By Press Release | May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the AZGOP:

This morning Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party commented on a story published last week in the Los Angeles Times outlining how the father of one of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick’s Democratic colleagues illegally funneled more than a quarter million dollars into his son’s congressional election in California. Kirkpatrick herself accepted a $5,000 contribution from the man, which she spent in 2012 in her bid to win one of Arizona’s seats in Congress. Graham is asking her to …

By Press Release | May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123:

It was January, and I had just watched a discussion on Channel 8’s Journalists Roundtable, where the panel predicted as high as a 70-some percent victory for Prop 123 on May 17. I almost fell out of my chair. If only they were seeing what I was seeing.

Our first poll around the same time told a totally different story. Just 50 percent ‘yes.’ This would be close to the …

By Press Release | May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey:

“The votes have been counted and the result is clear. This is a huge victory for public education in Arizona. After years of lawsuits and fighting, we are moving forward and funding our teachers, students and schools – instead of lawyers.

“Thanks to the voters, schools will soon see a cash infusion, with billions of new dollars flowing in the years ahead. This will make the difference in the lives of kids and teachers all …

By Press Release | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey:

Governor Doug Ducey signed two bills today, protecting free speech in Arizona for college students and for the general public.

House Bill 2615 broadens campus “free speech zones” to the entire public college campus as opposed to designated areas. It provides students the right to exercise free speech without concerns about the time, place and manner unless the public higher education institution can prove the restriction is reasonable and justified. Additionally, it gives students the …

By Press Release | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From The Office of Governor Doug Ducey:

Governor Doug Ducey today signed two bills ending live dog racing in Arizona – House Bill 2127, which prohibits greyhound racing effective January 1, 2017, and House Bill 2387, which repeals the financing that supports it.

Both bills were unanimously approved by the Legislature and supported by all stakeholders involved.

“Greyhound racing has run its course in Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “It’s heartening that these beautiful greyhounds will soon be off the track and in loving homes. For any families …

By Press Release | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123:

By Press Release | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Editor’s note: Whatever your position on legalization, these are interesting stats, worth noting.

From Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy:

Six states that allow marijuana use have legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws.

The study commissioned by AAA’s safety foundation said it’s not possible to set a blood-test threshold for THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high, that …

By Press Release | May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123:

More than a million students are set to start the 2016-2017 school year in August whether or not Prop 123 passes on May 17.

If Prop 123 passes on May 17, school districts throughout Arizona will receive nearly $500 million over the next 13 months, meaning more than a million students across the state will benefit from increased funding.

If Prop 123 fails, more than a million students will see a $224 million cut …

By Press Release | May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey:

Governor Doug Ducey today signed two bills aimed at preventing and treating opioid addiction in Arizona.

SB 1283 targets “doctor shopping” by requiring physicians in Arizona to access and update the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) database before prescribing a controlled substance to a patient.
HB 2355 allows a pharmacist to dispense Naloxone without a prescription to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, a family member or community member in a position …